new Delhi. With the lethal bowling of swing bowler Mohammed Siraj, Royal Challengers Bangalore stopped Kolkata Knight Riders for 84 for eight in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). After this, Bangalore won the match by scoring 85 runs at the loss of 2 wickets in 13.2 overs. With this win, RCB has now come second in the IPL point table with 14 points. At the same time, Mumbai Indians has reached number three. After this victory, Mohammad Siraj, the hero of the match and ‘man of the match’, told what Virat Kohli had told him before bowling.
In the press conference after the match, Mohammad Siraj thanked captain Virat Kohli, who handed him the new ball. He said, “I thank Virat Bhaiya for giving me a new ball. Having never seen a wicket, I never thought that there would be a swing or something. We had not planned that I would bowl with a new ball, but when we reached the ground, Virat Bhai said to me, ‘Get ready, I want to bowl a new ball’. So I told him okay brother. I was also practicing to put a new ball on the ground in practice session. This gave me a different confidence. ”
The first few seasons and matches of IPL were difficult for Siraj, but RCB always supported him. Talking about his bowling in such a situation, Siraj said, “The RCB who supports me so much, the RCB fans, the support staff of RCB, who supported me so much, I was so good for the team Shall give a more magical performance. Do something different for RCB. When IPL 2020 was about to happen, I had only thought that this year I would do something different for RCB.
Talking about the out swing, Siraj said, “First my in swing was natural, then in practice there was a sudden out swing. So I did not think much about that. I didn’t give much thought to the fact that earlier my inswing used to come, now why out swing? So I kept practicing it. As swinged out in practice session. So when I came in the match today, the same executive happened. ”
Talking about the bowling unit of ARCB, Siraj said, “There was only one plan for this match as we won in the last match. As AB performed so well in the last match, he got a different boost. He took the ground again in a match today. The arrival of Chris Maurice helped us a lot in our bowling. Washington was bowling very well in the beautiful power play. I had a lot of fun too. “On the wicket of Nitish Rana, he said that the ball to Nitish Rana was very good. We did what the strategy was designed to do.
Please tell that Mohammad Siraj took three wickets for eight runs in four overs. His bowling analysis at one time was two overs, two maidens, three wickets. Four KKR batsmen reached double digits. Captain Ayen Morgan scored 30 runs from his side. After him, the second highest score was ninth batsman Lockie Ferguson (19 not out).
This was the third occasion in the IPL, while KKR’s team could not reach even triple digits. This is his second lowest score. He scored 67 runs in Mumbai against Mumbai Indians in 2008. KKR won the toss and chose to bat first, but RCB fast bowlers did not leave any chance to prove the decision of Ion Morgan with the pace and swing coming from the new pitch.