IPL 2023
IPL 2023: “This is always in my mind, to go out there and play well” – Yashasvi Jaiswal
By SMCS - May 12, 2023 7:40 am
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Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th match of the IPL 2023 on May 11 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl. Put into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders managed 149 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Venkatesh Iyer top-sored with 57 whereas Chahal claimed 4 wickets.

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While chasing, Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a scintillating knock of 98 whereas Jos Buttler smashed 48 and they sealed the deal in 13.1 overs.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal, Player of the Match said as quoted by Cricbuzz: This is always in my mind, to go out there and play well. It was a nice feeling today. It is not like everything I wanted happens, I prepare well and I trust in myself. I know the results will come. The winning shot was a great feeling, I wanted to finish the game and winning the game has been my motto. I’m blessed and grateful, I’m trying my best. (On whether he feels he missed out on a century) I think the net run rate was the only thing in our mind, me and Sanju were only talking about finishing the game quickly. (On the Buttler run out) I think it happens in the game, it gives me responsibility to do even better. And Sanju bhai came and said to keep playing my game, and not think about that run out. I’m just grateful for a tournament like the IPL where youngsters like me can come and perform. This has been a great platform for players like me to fulfill my dreams.

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Rajasthan Royals pulled off an improbable win

Sanju Samson said as quoted by Cricbuzz: I didn’t have to do anything today. Just put bat on ball and watch him play. We are used to it now, even the bowlers know how he goes in the powerplay. He enjoys batting in the powerplay. (On Chahal) I think it is time to give him the tag of legend. We are grateful to have him in the franchise. Never have to speak to him, give him the ball and he knows what to do. He bowls at the death as well, very pleasing for me as a captain. (On the road ahead) We have two more quarter finals to play, the pressure in never off in the IPL. Each game, each over is important. You can sense how the atmosphere is when a legend like Jos Buttler throws his wicket away for Jaiswal. Very happy today but we have a few more matches to go.

Nitish Rana said as quoted by Cricbuzz: You have to praise his innings (on Jaiswal), it was a day when he could do anything he wanted. It was a 180 wicket as I said at the toss, our batting wasn’t great and that’s the result of us dropping 2 points. He was batting well right through the tournament, so I thought a part-time spinner could perhaps make him complacent, that was the plan, but he played superbly and those things do happen