R Ashwin echoed what skipper Sanju Samson stated after Rajasthan Royals’ five-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians about the need of scoring more runs and the effect of dew. With lots of dew in their pursuit, fortune favored MI, who were looking for their first points in the competition. They eventually reached the mark in 19.2 overs, earning their first win of the season.
The statement by R Ashwin on dew’s impact
He thinks the score would’ve been adequate if dew hadn’t played a factor, but there was a heavy dew, so he thought it was 10-15 runs short, R Ashwin added. A competitive score of 158 was achieved. It was always going to come down to how well they got off to a good start.
In reality, they had a strong powerplay and took one more wicket than Mumbai at the top. So R Ashwin believes that was a good score to work for, and they did pretty well with whatever points we got this season. To begin with, Ashwin felt the wicket was a touch sticky. If it’s going to be sticky and the same way in T20 cricket, you just have to pray the dew doesn’t kick in.
R Ashwin added that yesterday was an unfortunate day. He said that he is not sure how this works, whether it be the humidity, the spray, or whatever it was, but it was dripping wet all over the place this morning. And it makes a huge difference; for the spinner, good deliveries tend to be overpitched and other things like that. In addition, the spin bowler cannot be used late in the innings. So all of these aspects can’t be active when dew falls, so it’s a mix. They achieved a respectable result. Could’ve had another 10-15, but in a 14-game IPL, things happen. He concluded
R Ashwin on Daryl Mitchell
After keeping MI quiet in the powerplay and even obtaining two wickets, RR had part-timer Daryl Mitchell bowl the seventh over in order to defend a below-par total. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma had a head start in their match-winning partnership, which cost RR 20 runs.
“Last game also, Daryl Mitchell bowled that 7th over,” R Ashwin stated when questioned about the game’s turning point. It is that sixth bowler’s strategy, and he had delivered successfully the prior time. But it didn’t function today, which is to be expected in a game. They have options in the back end if they utilize a sixth bowler upfront. That’s how it works in his head. It works sometimes, and it doesn’t always, but that’s how Twenty20 works.
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Suryakumar Yadav’s statement on contrast to R Ashwin
On a two-paced track, Mumbai had done well enough to keep RR to 158. Suryakumar Yadav’s promotion to No. 3 in the order benefited them, as he did what he does best in a man-of-the-match display of 39 balls 51 runs.
Suryakumar added that he has never celebrated personal accomplishments, but if they benefit the team, then he will be extremely delighted. Like yesterday, his knock contributed to the team’s victory, so of course, he will rejoice. Because you don’t celebrate when your contribution is there but the team doesn’t win; he believes that if he had managed to score runs but the team doesn’t win, everyone has failed as a unit. Today is a good, happy day. Suryakumar Yadav is not sure what the future holds, but this is our first victory of the season, so MI will rejoice.
The victory will disseminate a lot of goodwill. During practice sessions, team dinners, and other activities, they were already enjoying each other’s company. This victory will generate even more optimism and will aid everyone in learning as the season progresses.”