Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on Rajasthan Royals (RR) pacers Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy for their incredible performances in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Krishna, after his poor outing in Qualifier 1, made a sensational comeback and bagged three huge wickets of Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, and Wanindu Hasaranga in the match.
Meanwhile, McCoy also managed to bag three wickets, including the wickets of Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror and Harshal Patel.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Tendulkar said that Krishna and McCoy kept Royal Challengers Bangalore batter under pressure throughout the match and restricted them to 157, which wasn’t a good total. He said:
“Along with Prasidh, McCoy was the key bowler. Both kept Bangalore under pressure. Prasidh dismissed Karthik, who had been batting very well down the order with a good strike rate and followed it up with a brilliant delivery to Hasaranga. 157 wasn’t a good total at all on this surface.”
Rajat Patidar did quite well – Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar was highly impressed with Krishna’s delivery to dismiss Kohli in his first over of the match and labelled that ball as a “fantastic delivery”. He asserted:
“When the ball is moving only one way, it is easy to leave deliveries. However, one of the balls came back in and hit Virat on the thigh. Batters then think, ‘I can’t leave balls’. Prasidh’s follow-up delivery (wicket ball) was very good. Virat was beaten by the bounce. and the ball moved away off the wicket. That was a fantastic delivery.”.
Tendulkar also lauded RCB batter Rajat Patidar for his performance in Qualifier 2. He asserted:
“Where there is pace and bounce on the wicket, it is not easy for batters to adjust, but Patidar did quite well. The two cover drives he hit off Prasidh, his position was excellent. I liked his calm and controlled approach during his innings.”
Rajat Patidar, who had smashed a century in the Eliminator, was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin in the 16th over and he scored 58 runs off 42 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes.
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