“He was mean. He gave nothing.” Ravi Shastri praises Prasidh Krishna.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 61 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Tuesday, beginning their IPL 2022 campaign in style.
The Royals scored 210/6 in their 20 overs after being asked to bat first, with skipper Sanju Samson’s 27-ball 55 and support from Devdutt Padikkal (41 off 29 balls), Jos Buttler (35 off 28 balls), and Shimron Hetmyer (32 off 13 balls).
As RR bowlers went through the Sunrisers’ top order, they were reduced to 37/5 at one point. Aiden Markram (57) and Washington Sundar (40) both scored well. SRH were only able to reach 149/7 in 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals’ wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (3-22) and pacers Prasidh Krishna (2-16) and Trent Boult (2-23) shone with the ball. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri praised RR’s clinical effort after the game. He was praising Krishna.
In the Starsports post-match show, Ravi Shastri praises Prasidh Krishna. Shastri said, “He was relentless. If you’re bowling at lengths, the hard lengths, when you beat the bat and get the edges, you expect some oddball (that may go loose). But he was mean, he gave nothing.”
“He made sure the batsmen have their driving licenses in their pockets. He said ‘I don’t want to see your driving licenses, I don’t want to give you anything on the bat. I’m going to ping you on the backfoot and get you out.”
Prasidh Krishna’s banging of the ball to earn the prize scalp of SRH skipper Kane Williamson pleased Shastri.
Shastri said, “Look at the way he got Williamson out. (Usually, bowlers would go) Top of off-stump, get the nick. He knew there was bounce there, and he said ‘I’ll take that nick to a foot-and-a-half, top of off-stump. He’s got the height, he’s got the wrist and he’s got the seam coming out high. Good to see an Indian banging it in against a world-class player.”
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