Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image Credits: IPL)

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson shared a positive injury update on Rahul Tripathi. The batter strolled off the field halfway through his innings against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the DY Patil Sports Complex on Monday.

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Tripathi was batting on 17 runs off 11 balls when he experienced an issue and tumbled to the ground. This happened just after he had launched Rahul Tewatia for a staggering six over the long-on fielder. He later limped off the ground retired hurt.

IPL 2022: "Looked Like A Cramp" - SRH Captain Kane Williamson Provides Update On Rahul Tripathi's Injury

“Hopefully, It’s Minor And He Recovers Quickly: Williamson On Tripathi’s Injury

Kane Williamson is confident that Tripathi will recuperate in front of their next IPL 2022 encounter. Talking at the post-match presentation ceremony, the Kiwi cricketer said:

“Hopefully, it’s minor and he recovers quickly. Looked like a cramp. Unfortunately, Washington Sundar’s picked up an injury as well. Not sure how he’s doing but hopefully they both recover well.”

Rahul Tripathi and Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi vs GT (Image Credits: Twitter)

However, Tripathi’s exit didn’t have a lot of effects as Nicholas Pooran played an exceptional inning to seal Hyderabad’s back-to-back victories. The left-hander stayed unbeaten on 34 off 18 balls on course to reach the target of 162 with 5 balls remaining.

Just Looking At My Options And Trying To Hit: Williamson On His Own Batting

In the meantime, it was Kane Williamson who set up the triumph with a fifty to his name. The veteran opener paced his innings flawlessly to acquire two pivotal points for his side. Talking about his inning, the 31-year-old expressed:

“I just look at the options and try to hit them as best as you can. Have to work with your partner at the other end too. It’s just about guys trying to get out and contribute as much as they can to the team with their performance.”

The Hyderabad side, who had a harsh beginning to the tournament, returned in style against an in-form Gujarat batting unit. Washington Sundar and Marco Jansen fixed the screws while the pace duo of  T Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar contributed with significant wickets.

The Players Were Getting Better With Each Passing Game: Williamson

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Image Credits: Twitter)

Kane Williamson reckoned that the players were getting better with each passing game. He added:

“It was good to see the guys executing their roles. Just getting a little bit clearer as the tournament goes on and naturally, there are always a number of challenges when you’re playing against the best in the world. You’re always put under pressure but the execution was largely very good today and we adjusted nicely that sort of stood up a bit.”

Williamson concluded:

“It was quite tough to hit through the line. It was a pretty fair game of cricket and if you could pick up wickets throughout, you could make life a bit difficult. It was nice to build partnerships and get over the line.”

Sunrisers Hyderabad now has four points from as many games after winning their second game on the trot. They are placed at the 8th spot in the points table and will be looking to improve their NRR in the upcoming games.

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