The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Eoin Morgan was full of praise for young Shubhman Gill, saying his innings was “beautiful to watch”. Gill scored an unbeaten 70 runs — his fifth IPL half-century and also a stand of 92-run partnership with Morgan which helped KKR defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 7 wickets to register their first win in the the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL).
The England World Cup-winning captain Morgan scored 42 runs off 29, and remained not out.
“I didn’t have to tell him a great deal, to be honest, he’s beautiful to watch on the eye, good bat swing, very languid style, magnificent to watch, he’s a good kid, very hungry to learn and I would love to bat with him once again. I think he deserves all the success,” Morgan said about Gill after the match.
This win helps us get some momentum and confidence: Eoin Morgan
Morgan also said this victory will help the Kolkata players to attain some momentum and confidence as the 52-day long T20 tournament progresses.
“Nice feeling to get a win under our belt. It’s a long tournament, but obviously, this win helps us get some momentum and confidence going,” Eoin Morgan said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
After losing the toss, Kolkata put up a disciplined bowling display with their star bowler Pat Cummins leading from the front. The overall effort from the bowling side saw SRH batsman getting restricted to 142-4 in Abu Dhabi.
“We were a bit rusty in our last game against MI, but we won this match with our bowlers, they did a great job restricting a very strong Sunrisers batting line-up. Wickets of Bairstow and Warner at the top put us in a good position. They put them on the back-foot and we knew we didn’t have to put ourselves under pressure in the chase,” Morgan said.