IPL 2020: KKR's youngsters performing well a very special thing, says Dinesh Karthik

Updated: 01 October, 2020 10:16 IST | IANS | Dubai

After 21-year-old Shubman Gill earlier starred with an unbeaten 70, Shivam Mavi, 21, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, 20, starred with the ball at the Dubai International Cricket Ground on Wednesday

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik calling for DRS during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Pic/ PTI
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik calling for DRS during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Pic/ PTI

Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) young players were the stars of the show once again on Wednesday as they beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 37 runs and captain Dinesh Karthik couldn't be happier for them. After 21-year-old Shubman Gill earlier starred with an unbeaten 70, Shivam Mavi, 21, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, 20, starred with the ball at the Dubai International Cricket Ground on Wednesday. "It's a very special thing - these boys, the journey they've gone through when not playing, and for them to just come out and express themselves with the ball and ball was incredible," said Karthik in the post-match presentation ceremony.

While Nagarkoti recorded figures of 2/13 in the two overs he bowled, Mavi returned 2/20 in four overs and was declared player of the match. The two were crucial in ensuring that RR were restricted to a meagre 137/9. Gill was the top scorer for KKR with 47 off 34 as they scored 174/6.

"It was a good game. A lot of things pleased me -- the way Gill started, the way Russell started, the way Morgan kept his head. The beautiful sight of the youngsters going for the catch no matter high it is," said Karthik.

Mavi said that he stuck to normal lines and lengths in the beginning as the ball was seaming around. "It was a little different after seeing the wicket, thought it would be flat. But it was seaming around so I kept it tight. I've played against some of these big players before so I knew what they would do, so I made sure I just stuck to the lines and lengths," he said.

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First Published: 01 October, 2020 08:57 IST

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