Karn Sharma was the man of the match as Mumbai Indians thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League on Friday. Sharma bagged four wickets, conceding only 16 runs in his quota of four overs. He was as expected full of confidence post the win and talked about what worked for his team in the all-important game. He also talked about how he keeps himself motivated when not getting regular games.

He was quoted to be saying, “We are playing well against them, last two matches we have won. It’s a T20 game, we got the momentum and won the game. T20 is all about momentum. We started well in the first six overs. That’s why we were in the game and won the game.”

He further added, “Wicket was a little bit slow. Not like it used to be in Bangalore before. But it was good for us that we bowled well from the start and got wickets in the middle. That’s more important.”

On what he does when he is not regularly in the playing eleven, he said, “It’s good for me. I am just working hard when I’m not playing. The main motive is when I get a game I need to perform for the team and the team wins. That’s more important for me.”