‘Coach and captain wanted one over when…’: Kuldeep Yadav

NEW DELHI: Skipper Rishabh Pant showcased his brilliance with an unbeaten 88 runs, steering Delhi Capitals (DC) to a thrilling four-run victory over Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Wednesday.
Invited to bat first, Pant’s explosive innings, combined with Axar Patel‘s composed 66 off 43 balls, propelled DC to a formidable total of 224 for 4. Despite a valiant effort from Sai Sudarshan (65 off 29) and David Miller (55 off 23), GT fell short, finishing at 220 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs.Axar and Pant’s pivotal 113-run partnership resurrected Delhi’s innings after Sandeep Warrier’s early strikes. Pant’s exceptional performance, including eight sixes and five boundaries, sealed the victory for DC, with Tristan Stubbs adding a quickfire 26 off just 7 deliveries.
A visibly relieved Kuldeep Yadav, who picked 2/29 in his four-over spell, said after the win that he just focused on his line and length and saw what the batters were trying to do.
“Happy to get the win. These two points are very important. Amazing game. When we went into the last over, I knew it was going to be very tight. We had a plan, coach and captain wanted one over when Tewatia came into bat. Luckily it worked out,” Kuldeep said after the match.
“You have to read the batsmen and see what they are trying to do. We batted well, 225 is a good total. I didn’t want to try too much when I came into bowl. Just focused on my lines and lengths and saw what the batters were trying to do. (On Tewatia’s wicket) I bowled a few balls into the wicket to him, thought he might slog-sweep, it was a good plan from the ‘keeper and we got the wicket,” Kuldeep added.

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