Venkatesh Iyer has been an important part of KKR’s revival this season.© IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opener Venkatesh Iyer said he was just playing his game and trying to analyze the situation in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. KKR needed 136 runs to win, courtesy of Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. The duo took advantage of all scoring opportunities and took KKR to 51/0 in the first six overs. But they lost the plot in the closing stages and Ashwin’s six off Tripathi in the final over took KKR over the line.
In a video posted on the IPL website, Iyer interacted with former Australian cricketer and KKR chief mentor David Hussey.
“I wasn’t chasing 136, I just went there to bat. I just wanted to play the first six overs and then see what the situation was,” the KKR opener said.
KKR won only two games in the first leg of the IPL in India but the team came back strong in the second leg in the United Arab Emirates, winning five out of seven matches.
Asked by Hussey about the biggest change for the team, Iyer said, “The brand of cricket that KKR is playing and by KKR I don’t mean just the cricketers who are playing there, but the entire management.”
He said, “The way we are thinking, the way we are going about things that are the real change for us. The intention that we are showing not only on the field but also off the field is what gets us here. has come.”
Iyer also said that he will not consider the final as a big game and will try to give his best.
“I will rest tomorrow (Thursday) and I will not consider it as the final or the big game. I will just play my game and give my best and that is what the whole team is going to do,” Iyer said.
KKR have set up a blockbuster final showdown against Chennai Super Kings, which will take place in Dubai on Friday.
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