Two Time Indian Premier League (IPL) victors Kolkata Knight Riders have not had the ideal season this time around yet earnest successes in their past two games which subsequently most likely lifted the soul among the fans.
The Shreyas Iyer-drove unit crushed Mumbai Indians (MI) by 52 runs and got another predominant 54-run to prevail upon Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to keep their playoff games hopes alive.
While Pat Cummins got everyone’s attention against MI, arising as the game-changer, Andre Russell exhibited an extraordinary all-round show against SRH.
David Hussey Hails Ajinkya Rahane’s Commitment
Notwithstanding, what got the eyes of coach David Hussey was Ajinkya Rahane’s assurance against SRH, which the ex-Australian cricketer accepts can be a decent learning illustration for other people.
Rahane, who scored 28 off 24 balls against the Kane Williamson-drove unit, searched in distress during the conflict yet he kept on playing regardless of the aggravation.
“The other learning I’d like to play is Jinks (Ajinkya). Now mate, one lesson you provided for everybody – we are all hurting for you, you have done your hamstring or whatever you have done I don’t know yet.
“However, you used all your experience of 80 odd Tests, so many ODIs and T20s for your country,” Hussey said in a video posted by KKR on social media.
“He stayed out there to realize what you need which was just swing and try and get as many runs as you possibly could. Because you knew, you couldn’t get back out. Great learning for everybody, if you are injured, don’t come back, just start swinging out there and try to get as many as possible,” he added.
Ajinkya Rahane, who has not been a regular for the KKR camp, has shown up 7 times in the season, in which he has amassed 133 runs at a strike-rate of just over 100.