Don’t judge Pat Cummins just after one game, says KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik

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Updated: September 24, 2020 11:36:48 am

Dinesh Karthik termed Cummins as a champion bowler who will finally come good. (BCCI/IPL)

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik finds it extraordinarily “unfair” that his premier pacer Pat Cummins is being criticised after just one unhealthy efficiency, that too when he performed straight after finishing his quarantine.

All eyes had been on Cummins, this version’s highest paid abroad recruit and he was taken aside by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma as he went for 49 runs in 3 overs throughout KKR’s 49-run IPL defeat on Wednesday.

“It is very unfair to judge him (Cummins) right now. He is just off quarantine, (it is) at 3.30/4.00 PM when he got permission to come and play the match itself. We are just happy to have him and I don’t think this is a game where we need to judge him at all,” Karthik stated on the post-match press convention.

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The KKR skipper termed Cummins as a champion bowler who will finally come good.

“Just the fact that he is a world champion bowler, from whatever I have heard and seen he is one of the best going around in the world. I trust him and I’m sure, he will come good,” stated Karthik.

Karthik additionally had a phrase of reward for younger Shivam Mavi, who returned with figures of two/32, with wickets of Rohit and Quinton de Kock.
“Upfront he (Mavi) was very good. The poor guy missed out due to an injury last year and he is looking forward to this competition and he is shaping up well and that’s a good sign for KKR,” he added.

Pat Cummins wins strike of the match award. (BCCI/IPL).

While somebody like Andre Russell as soon as once more batted down the order at No 6, Karthik defended the choice, saying that it was extra to do with protecting a left-right mixture going.

“I think it is a strategy because it is done universally only simply because it is not easy for a bowler to bowl consistently to left-hander and a right-hander (and) even if they get their line a little wrong, it could go for runs. Because we have the advantage of doing that, sometimes we tend to do that,” he stated.

Karthik stated his facet didn’t execute the slower deliveries effectively sufficient in these situations.

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“Some didn’t execute slower balls) that well because it was a little shorter and that is why the square boundaries came into play a lot more.”
For Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav, who got here in at No 3 was one of the architects of MI’s victory with 47 off 28 balls, stated that he received’t thoughts opening the innings if required.

“That is the team management’s call. I have loved opening for Mumbai Indians in the last two years and whenever they give me that opportunity, I would love to do that”.

While the bottom dimensions are totally different, it didn’t change his or Rohit Sharma’s gameplan, insisted Surya.

“Yes, the boundaries are big but I don’t think there was any drastic change in his batting, he just kept things very-very simple, played his natural game, what he is known for and the result is there in front of you,” stated the MI batsman.

“We had been truly protecting issues fairly easy, we had been just backing ourselves and we knew we had performed one sport right here and what strokes are to be executed on this floor, so we just caught to our plan and it went out very well,� he defined.

Jasprit Bumrah had a uncommon off-day in opposition to CSK, however he bounced again in model and Surya termed the India pace-spearhead because the “best bowler in the world.”

“His rhythm, his work ethics and his discipline during the training sessions is unbelievable as I have been seeing in the last few days. He came back stronger and he will keep getting stronger as the game progresses,” he added.

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