Kolkata Knght Riders (KKR) have now won two matches on the bounce and as a result find themselves at the top half of the table. Chasing 156 against Mumbai Indians (MI), Rahul Tripathi stole the show with an unbeaten 42-ball 74 to guide KKR to a comfortable seven-wicket victory.
Talking about his knock, Tripathi said, he enjoyed that knock and added that the environment in the team is very positive. "I really enjoyed the batting today and happy that I stayed till the end and got the team home. Obviously, the coach tells us to be positive. When you are positive the pressure goes to the bowlers and you just look for runs. It was important to put their spinners under pressure," Tripathi said after the match
"I felt it was important to get boundaries. The team environment is very positive. We wanted to hit the ground running in the second phase. Definitely very happy," he added
KKR have now gone to fourth in the IPL 2021 points table. They take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) next on Sunday (September 26) in Abu Dhabi