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Shakib impact was massive- Morgan

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4th October, 2021 03:54:16 PM
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Shakib impact was massive- Morgan

Kolkata Knight Rider’s captain Eoin Morgan praised Shakib Al Hasan for his outstanding performance against SunRisers Hyderabad at UAE on October 3.

Shakib marked his return to KKR XI with an impressive bowling performance conceding just 20 runs in his allotted four overs along with picking up the wicket Abhishek Sharma and in the process helped his team earn a six-wicket win SRH.

Yes the chase was tricky. I thought it was sluggish if anything. The wicket is one thing but you need to adapt to conditions - bowl well, field well. We did that well, vast improvement from two days ago. Gill was very good. (Shakib) Massive. To have the strength and depth to call upon an experienced campaigner like him is a luxury. He's had a huge impact today. 

‘’We are focused on playing good cricket. We've played really good cricket - attitude, implementation of game plan,’’ said Morgan.

The win meant KKR are inch closer to qualify for the play-offs and a win will confirm them a playoff berth. They will play against Mustafizur’s Rajasthan Royals in their last league match on Thursday.
KKR who are currently fourth in the table with 12 points, are ahead of Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals have already confirmed IPL playoffs.