Sunil Narine was awarded the player of the match for his performance against Mumbai Indians (MI), in which he picked up the big wicket of Rohit Sharma. Kolkata Knight Riders, who looked down and out at the end of the first phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, are now well in contention for a place in the playoffs with back-to-back victories.
Narine says that there is more self-belief now within the team and the victories are confidence boosters going into the business end of the tournament. "It's a good mood once you win cricket games, and it's a perfect start. And can only build from strength to strength. It's a good motivation, after winning two [games]. And it just sets the tone, and is more or less a confidence booster for the games coming," he said in a video posted on KKR's Twitter handle.
"With every win, there's more self-belief. Today was a perfect game after doing well in all departments of the game be it batting, bowling and fielding. It is very good once you do that consistently you're going to win 90 percent of the games, and if you continue doing that...build momentum never know what can happen," he added.
KKR are now fourth in the IPL 2021 points table and will look to keep the momentum going with a win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday (September 26) in Abu Dhabi.