After registering a clinical victory in the opening game against Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Capitals (DC) failed to extend their winning run, conceding a disappointing defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the second game. The Shreyas Iyer-led team will now be hosting Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the evening encounter of the day at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan has started his IPL campaign with the Delhi-based franchisee on a decent note, scoring a fine half-century knock in the second game and compiling 43 runs against Mumbai.
It wasn’t a struggle in the last few games
During a recent interview to IANS, Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly revealed that Shikhar was not really struggling in the last few games, it was just that he played differently in those games. Ganguly stated that he had advised the Indian opener to play his natural game and in an attacking mode. “It wasn’t a struggle in the last few games. He just played differently and will play differently against Kolkata. I had a chat with him after the nets and just asked him to take it like a normal T20 game and play attacking cricket,” quoted Sourav Ganguly.
That is way too far
The President of the Cricket Association of Bengal, Ganguly will be visiting his home ground, Eden Gardens in Kolkata, for the first time after associating with the Delhi-based franchisee. He mentioned that he is currently focussing on the job in hand. “That is way too far. My focus is on the job at hand and I am hoping that we go out tomorrow and play good cricket,” he added.
Ahead of Delhi’s second home game, Ganguly also spoke about the dangerous Russell factor. KKR all-rounder Andre Russell has delivered some thunderous performances in the season so far, scoring two belligerent back-to-back knocks. “He is definitely in very good form. But cricket is a game of uncertainties and anyone of our bowlers can have a good game against him. So, let’s wait and watch,” concluded the former Indian skipper.