In an IPL encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, young Yashasvi Jaiswal stated improving Rajasthan Royals' net run rate was the “only thing in our mind” as he made an unbeaten 47-ball 98. (Also in Cricket)
At the Eden Gardens, Jaiswal and captain Sanju Samson (48 not out off 29 balls) both scored runs with the bat to aid RR in chasing down 150 runs in only 13.1 overs and with nine wickets remaining.
This came after Yuzvendra Chahal, a leg-spinner, had great stats of 4/25 in his four allotted overs.
“I always have this in the back of my mind when I play. Today was a pleasant day. Even though I take good care of myself, nothing I intended to happen did, despite my preparation. Jaiswal, who reached his fifty in a record-breaking 13 balls, stated at the post-game presentation, “I know the results will follow.
“I wanted to complete the game, and winning the game has always been my mantra. The winning stroke was a terrific sensation. I'm fortunate and appreciative, and I'm doing my best.
“Sanju bhai and I were only talking about finishing the game quickly, and I think the run rate was the only thing on our minds.”
Jaiswal witnessed his opening partner Jos Buttler be run out due to a mix-up before going on to play one of the finest innings of this IPL, and it was then up to him to save the team.
“I believe it occurs in the game; it puts pressure on me to perform even better. Player of the match Jaiswal recalled Sanju bhai's words, “Keep playing my game, and don't think about that run out.”
With six victories and as many losses after 12 games, RR are now in third position in the rankings. The decisive victory increased their run rate to a very healthy +0.633.