The Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match was an encounter between a team which has won all their matches this season whereas the other had lost both their matches this season. After a match-winning performance, lef-spinner Rashid Khan thanked skipper David Warner for always having him his back.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bowl first which wasn’t a surprise to any of us as most teams have batted second after winning the toss this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad side marked the return of their ex-captain Kane Williamson as he came in the side in place of Mohammed Nabi from Afghanistan.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow opened the batting for SRH and got off to a decent start, which was then followed by decent innings by Kane Williamson which helped SRH pose a target of 162 at the end of 20 overs.
In reply, Delhi Capitals never looked like being in the chase after losing both openers their method of chasing was very ordinary as the SRH bowlers restricted the DC batsmen to just 147 runs as the Orange Army won the match by 15 runs.
I Don’t Pressure Myself – Rashid Khan
The man of the match, Rashid Khan for his spell off 14/3 said at the presentation ceremony that he tries keeping himself calm in intense situations. He tries to stick to the basics while bowling until he assesses the conditions of the pitch.
He further went onto to praise the SRH skipper David Warner, who always backs him regardless of the situation.
“I don’t put pressure on myself, I just keep myself calm and composed and focus on what I can do. I just go out there and do the basics right. I bowled quicker today, when I started and bowled my first ball, I realized it.
You need two-three balls to know what the right pace is. In these conditions, you need to bowl back of a length to the batsmen. Warner always backs me and tells me that you know what’s best for the team. That’s what we discuss in the field.”
Rashid Khan also spoke about him coping up with the losses in his family in past one and half years and how he’s been getting through it. He mentioned how his mother used to like watching the IPL and how she used to praise his performance whenever he used to get the man of the match award.
“Tough one and a half years for me, first my dad expired and it took a bit of time for me to come back. My mom was my biggest fan, especially in the IPL and when I was the MoM, she would always talk to me through the night,” Rashid Khan concluded.
In tomorrow’s encounter, it’s Rajasthan Royals who take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.