After posting their third win in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, Rajat Bhatia, Rising Pune Super giants’ all-rounder expressed that the point table can change anytime and suddenly. After their victory over Delhi Daredevils, applauded the all round performance of their team in that day’s match. We at CRB Tech present Bhatia’s words of praise for his team.
The 36 year old said that Twenty20 is unpredictable while recounting history and mentioned Mumbai Indians’s victory in 2015. On this he added that the points table can change quickly and the only need of hour is that they have to take it one game at a time, keeping focus on that game rather than thinking of the next one.
After Pune Super giant’s morale boosting win at Feroz Shah Kotla’s two-paced track, Bhatia being nostalgic shared his experience on playing at the Kotla by stating, “I’ve played here (for) so many years and I know the wicket looked really good. Once we finished their innings, we thought that if we play sensibly, we will get the target comfortably. And that’s what happened,”
“They kept losing wickets, two-three run-outs here and there and suddenly they were on the backfoot,” Bhatia told the media in excited tone after Super giants’ posted their third win of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016. “I think they were 20 runs short, that’s what it looked like from the way they were going,” he added.
Pune’s bowlers finally executed the plans to perfection and set up the win which would keep them buoyant in the competition. Pune Super giants impressive display of potential restricted flow of runs in the middle overs that kept the hosts to 162 for 7. Bhatia, single handed left the opposition gasping for breathe; said his team will have to build on this win in order to make it to the play-offs.
Bhatia rounded of his interaction with the media by praising on the team’s debutant and latest opener – Usman Khawaja – who snicked in with a valuable knock of 30 off 27 deliveries to set the ground of their 163-run chase. Bhatia in his words of praise, continued that Usman and Geroge Bailey knew their duties since they have been playing T20 game from a long time. Bhatia in his words of appreciation said that Usman is a class batsman and has recently played in the World T20 .
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