October 15, 2020 12:59:26 am
Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer is in pain after hurting his left shoulder and a whole image will solely emerge after his scan stories arrive, mentioned stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan after their staff beat Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs in an IPL sport right here on Wednesday.
Iyer harm his left shoulder whereas making an attempt to impact a diving cease throughout RR innings and had to depart the sphere due to extreme pain.
“He (Iyer) is in pain but good thing is he is able to move his shoulder. I haven’t spoken to him at length. We’ll get proper report tomorrow,” mentioned stand-in captain Dhawan, who actually led effectively throughout the finish levels.
“One moment it was quite even and to pick it back from there was a team effort. It was important we stay positive as a team. I knew their batting isn’t deep and if we got their top-order we can get them,” the seasoned India worldwide mentioned.
Dhawan was all reward for his pacers, together with Purple Cap winner Kagiso Rabada (18 wickets) and the quickest bowler in world cricket Anrich Nortje.
“Every time, we want them to deliver they’re delivering,” Dhawan mentioned.
He additionally praised debutant Tushar Deshpande.
“He showed courage. The line and length he bowled was amazing. We have to keep the momentum. It’s a long tournament. We will keep the process going,” Dhawan mentioned.
Losing captain Steve Smith identified the slowness of the observe being one of many causes for the defeat.
“It was disappointing. The wicket slowed up a bit as the game went on. We got off to a good start with Jos (Buttler) and (Ben Stokes) Stokesy, then we lost a couple wickets and got another partnership between Stokesy and Sanju (Samson), then again lost wickets in clumps and on slow wickets it is hard to make up too many runs at the back-end,” Smith mentioned.
“We needed to take it a bit deeper from some of our batters and we were not able to do that. We thought we bowled well at the back-end and restricted them to 160-odd, that was probably around par on this wicket,” the Royals skipper mentioned .