IPL 2019: Owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan heaped praise on Shubman Gill for his brilliant 65 and Andre Russell for his 21-ball 45 blitz. SRK also had a special note for Sourav Ganguly who is now a part of Delhi Capitals. Ganguly and SRK have a special bond between them as Ganguly was the captain of KKR for many years before Gambhir took over. SRK seemed happy and delighted as Sourav won at Edens. “Wonderful play by
@RealShubmanGill & @Russell12A yet again. Losing is ok but today we kind of lacked heart, especially bowling, that’s sad. Only positive out of this game was that our Dada @SGanguly99 was at Eden on the winning side. Congrats @DelhiCapitals,” read SRK’s tweet.
It was a brilliant 97* from Shikhar Dhawan that sealed the match in favour of the Delhi Capitals who have got two crucial away points. Earlier, chasing 178, Delhi Capitals lost Prithvi Shaw early and then Shreyas Iyer fell against the momentum of play. Pant’s 46 and a 105-run-partnership with Dhawan took the Capitals over the line.
“I knew it could be my first T20 hundred but the team goal is more important, hence I took that single rather than taking a huge risk. It’s totally opposite here compared to Delhi. I was telling Dinesh the same thing. It’s a good wicket to bat on. Good for the bowlers as well as the batsmen, makes it interesting. In Delhi we have to adapt ourselves, hence we got to have that skill. I really enjoyed in the first six overs but I knew I had to stay till the last,” said Man of the match Shikhar Dhawan at the post-match presentation.