After KKR’s thumping win over RCB, Venkatesh Iyer-Shreyas Iyer reflect

Kolkata Knight Riders’ star Venkatesh Iyer shared insights into the crucial element of his match-winning partnership with captain Shreyas following their triumph over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday. 

In an interview with the IPL’s website alongside his skipper, Venkatesh attributed the momentum to Narine’s performance, which alleviated pressure and facilitated their task of finishing the game. He emphasized the significance of effective communication with Shreyas, underscoring its role in their triumph.

Iyer said, “The ball was coming on really well in the evening… Credit goes to Sunil Narine whose runs took the pressure off us. We just had to finish the formalities. With a platform like that, you have to maximise.”

“It was important for me to carry on the momentum. We have always talked about taking the momentum through, get a platform and then banking on it. That’s what Narine did. He gave us an amazing start and all I had to do was go on and capitalise on that. When you came in, I thought the communication amongst us was amazing. Which bowler to take on, which end to look for shots and that really helped us,” said Venkatesh.

Reflecting on the decision to utilize Narine as an opener, KKR’s captain Shreyas acknowledged the uncertainty initially but expressed satisfaction with the outcome, lauding Narine’s ability to deliver outstanding performances.


Mar 30, 2024 8:08 AM