IPL 2020: ‘Grateful that KKR backed us for two years’ – Mavi and Nagarkoti

KKR's young Indian pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti came good yesterday in KKR's win against Rajasthan Royals. The duo credited the KKR management for keeping their faith in them.

Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti celebtrate a wicket with Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik

After a terrific showing in the match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti credited the KKR management for never losing faith in them even when they suffered injuries.

In match against RR, KKR scored 174 runs riding on good knocks from Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan. In the second innings, the KKR pacers breathed fire and ran through the RR top order. Young pacers Mavi and Nagarkoti were in the forefront bowling good lines and lengths to trouble the RR batters and chip away with regular wickets.

Management backed us – Mavi and Nagarkoti

KKR celebrate the fall of a wicket

Speaking after the match along with captain Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi said, “It felt really good to dismiss both Samson and Buttler. I bowled the ball as I had planned to do. It feels really nice to spend time with the likes of Russell and Cummins. We have mixed up with them, they are always around with us. It feels really good when Venky Mysore sir and Shah Rukh Khan sir come to watch us play. We were injured but the management showed faith in us and we are grateful for that”

Kamlesh Nagarkoti also echoed the same sentiment saying, “I’m feeling very good. Today I got my debut wickets. The management has backed us for two years. I did not play but still the management backed me. Whenever I needed something, the management provided it to me”.

Kolkata Knight Riders to face Delhi Capitals next on October 3.

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