Kolkata Knight Riders spin magician Sunil Narine praised Varun Chakraborty and called him a better bowler of a younger generation. Where Sunil Narine has been left out of the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup by West Indies. In yesterday’s match against Mumbai Indians, Narine bowled tight line and length and led the team to victory, taking the wicket of Rohit Sharma for 20 runs in his 4 overs spell.
Talking about Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, “Varun is someone who likes to know about the game and he likes to know what will happen. He is a quick learner and he has far to go.”
“Getting Rohit out in any form of cricket is good; he is a key wicket for Mumbai,” said Narine. “I’m coming off a good amount of cricket in the CPL and The Hundred. It’s getting better and better. It has taken me a while with this new action and I have put in a lot of work into it,” he added.
While the pitch was slow to bat, the opening pair of Mumbai Indians scored 78 runs in just 9.2 overs. This partnership was broken by Sunil Narine with the wicket of Rohit Sharma, whose catch was caught by Shubman Gill.
“I wouldn’t say this pitch was sticky. It was flat but not as flat as last year. My batting depends on what my team requires. If they want to go at the top or the end, I’ll do it,” said Narine.
In the game against MI, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and invited Mumbai Indians to bat first where after a good start the team could manage only 155 runs in their allotted 20 overs. While maintaining the last victory momentum Kolkata Knight Riders needed a win at all costs to keep their Playoffs hopes alive, which Knight Riders achieved in just 15.1 overs and won by 7 wickets.