After registering a five wicket win over Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock said that he is not brave enough to play shots like his teammate Suryakumar Yadav. Mumbai Indians chased a total of 163 runs with five wickets still left in their hands in yesterday’s clash against Delhi Capitals.
Quinton de Kock & Suryakumar Yadav played knocks of 53 runs each for Mumbai Indians. For Delhi Capitals, Kasigo Rabada emerged as the star bowler of the squad as he returned with the figures of 2-28. De Kock & Suryakumar Yadav had stitched a partnership of 46 runs to give Mumbai Indians an edge in the match.
“When Surya came in, we just naturally assessed what we are dealing with out there, it did help when he walked out there, he had intent and he was off with a flier. It kept me a lot more relaxed, we complimented each other really well,” de Kock said in a video posted on iplt20.com.
“I wish I could reverse-lap Jofra Archer, that’s about it. Don’t think I am brave enough to play the shots Suryakumar plays. To be honest, I wasn’t looking to take Anrich Nortje on, it was a matter of just seizing the opportunity when I had it. Fortunately, there were one-two balls I was able to go after,” he added.
After batting first, Delhi Capitals posted a total of 162/4 with an unbeaten 69 runs knock played by Shikhar Dhawan. For Mumbai Indians, Krunal Pandya was the star bowler as he returned with the figures of 2-26 in his four overs.
“We had realized Rabada is one guy we need to keep our eyes for. He is bowling really well at the moment and he just naturally takes wickets. I did not look to go after him, that’s it. We as a team keep it simple, we try to play to our strengths. We have a little bit of momentum now, we have good players in our team and having confidence in each other helps us,” de Kock said.
With this spectacular win Mumbai Indians went on top of the IPL 2020 Points Table with 10 points scored from seven matches. Mumbai Indians will face KKR in their next match on October 16.