The IPL is getting more popular and more exciting because the teammates face each other, and their contests on the ground became more enthralling to watch. Jasprit Bumrah bowling to Virat Kohli or R Ashwin sending down carrom balls to Rohit Sharma became more exciting, and fans are also loving every bit of it.
Yesterday’s match between RR VS KKR, both the Australian teammates Pat Cummins and Steve Smith, is playing against each other. While Pat Cummins playing for KKR and Steve Smith is the captain of RR.
However, the fast bowler Pat Cummins needed just three balls to dismiss his former Australia captain Steve Smith cheaply. The contest between Cummins and Smith became more viral as well as exciting to watch.
The RR captain Steve Smith revealed that what Cummins told him once he had him out caught behind.
Smith said that “It wasn’t a great battle with Cummins as he won easily and spoke to him now and he said you smack those in the nets, sometimes you just get a good one.”
Smith also added that they didn’t quite go to plan, and sometimes this also happens in T20 cricket; moreover, players have a few areas to improve on and keep moving forward.
Toss is a crucial factor. However, KKR likes to chase, so RR wants to put pressure on the death bowlers of KKR, but that couldn’t happen as per the plan; that’s why they lost the match, said, Smith.
“Few of us still thought we were playing in Sharjah,” Steve Smith said further. As the Dubai International stadium’s one side of the ground is very big, and the other side is small, RR players probably didn’t adapt to the dimensions and the wicket. They dropped a few catches, which cost RR. Disappointing tonight still, RR needs to keep moving forward, said Smith in the post-match presentation.
KKR beat RR comprehensively by 37 runs as RR failed to chase down the 175-run target. This is the first loose of the RR after two consecutive wins, and they will have eager to bounce back.
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