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- IPL 2021 KKR Vs MI KKR Coach Brendon McCullum’gave The Victory Mantra To The Team Through Snooker; KKR Beat MI 7 Wicket
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In IPL 2021 Phase-2, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated defending champion Mumbai Indians (MI) by 7 wickets on Thursday. Batting first, Mumbai Indians could score 155 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Chasing the target, Kolkata Knight Riders achieved the target at the loss of just 3 wickets with 29 balls to spare. The night before the match, KKR coach McCullum gave a 6-minute gurumantra to the players on the snooker board. He told the players the game plan through the game of snooker.
McCullum said – don’t make mistakes on the field
McCullum told the players – don’t make mistakes on the field, one mistake can turn the match and the opposition can take advantage of it. The way in billiard the player tries not to make a mistake, do not give any such opportunity that the opposition player gets the advantage. In the same way, in cricket also one mistake of the players can turn the match, so try not to make mistakes on the field.
Snooker fund fit in cricket
He said- The way a player gets a chance in snooker, he tries to capitalize on it. Such players have to try on the field to capitalize on the opportunity given, do not leave it. In snooker, when pressure is put on the player, he becomes alert and makes every bet carefully. Similarly, in cricket there are ups and downs during the match, sometimes the match is in your favor, sometimes it goes in other’s favor. In such a situation, it is necessary to be patient and you have to take every step carefully.
Venkatesh again played a stormy innings, added 88 runs with Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer were instrumental in KKR’s victory. Iyer and Tripathi shared a partnership of 88 runs in 52 balls for the second wicket. Rahul Tripathi played an unbeaten innings of 72 runs in just 42 balls. In his innings, Rahul hit 8 fours and three sixes. This was Tripathi’s 7th half-century in the IPL. At the same time, Iyer played a brilliant innings of 53 runs in 30 balls. He hit four fours and three long sixes in his innings. Iyer had completed his maiden IPL fifty in just 25 balls.