IPL 2021: This knock was much needed for me and my group, says Rajasthan Royals’ Shivam Dube | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Rajasthan Royals‘ (RR) all-rounder Shivam Dube, who hit a match-profitable unbeaten 64 in opposition to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in his first match of the 2021 Indian Premier League‘s UAE leg, mentioned that this knock was “much needed” not solely for him but in addition for his group.
“Obviously, this knock was much needed for me as well as my team at this moment. And this knock is totally for my team. Because we are on number seven right now and we need to qualify; and if we play really well (in) the other two matches, we gonna qualify, so it was important” Dube mentioned on the submit-match press convention.

Yashasvi Jaiswal timed it fantastically whereas Shivam Dube deflated Chennai Super Kings with brute energy as RR stored their playoff hopes alive with a seven-wicket victory on Saturday.
Jasiwal smashed 50 off 21 balls which included some delectable sixes off star Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood whereas Dube despatched the likes of Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja into orbit en-route his unbeaten 64 off 42 balls as Royals made a brief work of a victory goal of 190 in simply 17.3 overs.
“And talking about (being) benched, yeah, it is about the team, what combination the team goes on; it is on the coaches and the support staff and the captain. I was waiting for my chance, I got the chance and I performed well,” the exhausting-hitting southpaw famous.

Courtesy their victory, Rajasthan have jumped to the sixth spot, even because the race for the play-offs intensifies, with as many as 5 groups vying for the remaining two spots. CSK and Delhi Capitals have already certified.
Dube additionally lavished reward on his Mumbai group-mate and supremely-gifted Jaiswal.
“Obviously, any team needs a good start and Yashasvi and (Evin) Lewis were amazing, specially Yashasvi was batting like something different today and we needed that start and we had it and we finished the match so early,” mentioned Dube.

Asked why he didn’t bowl, Dube quipped, “I think you need to ask Sanju (Samson) for this. I am not the right person to give the answer (laughs).”
“I think we had five bowlers and Sanju was rotating them very well, so (I) didn’t have any space to bowl today,” the left-handed batsman added.
Chennai Super Kings’ head coach Stephen Fleming had phrases of reward for younger opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who slammed an unbeaten 101, his maiden IPL hundred.

“It was a magnificent innings and it is not often that you have a centurion in your side and you come away with a loss. But the team celebrated an individual performance. It was of high class and another continuation of the young man’s journey,” mentioned Fleming.
“Our expectations have always been very high (and) the others have just started to realise why we have such high regard for him (Ruturaj), but his performance today was magnificent. So we are proud of him and pleased with his progress, and the way he is playing is outstanding,” the previous New Zealand skipper added.

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