KKR Ready to Shine After Break, Says Venkatesh Iyer

IPL 2024 KKR victory

Following a triumphant return to the pitch after a ten-day hiatus, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are brimming with confidence as they charge towards the IPL 2024 final. Venkatesh Iyer, reflecting on their commanding eight-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first qualifier, emphasized the team’s eagerness to showcase their skills after the extended break.

“Our last game was on the 11th, so we were all itching to get out there and display our talent,” Venkatesh remarked in a post-match interview with the host broadcaster.

Despite concerns about losing momentum due to the break, KKR maintained their winning form, securing the top spot on the table despite two washout matches against Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals. Venkatesh credited the team’s resilience and confidence to their position as table-toppers, acknowledging the support from the coaching staff and owners, including Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta.

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The match against Sunrisers Hyderabad saw KKR’s bowlers dominate proceedings, restricting their opponents to a modest 159 runs. Venkatesh, who contributed an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls in the chase, lauded the bowlers for setting up the victory, emphasizing their consistent ability to take wickets.

KKR’s captain, Shreyas Iyer, echoed Venkatesh’s sentiments, praising the bowlers for their performance under pressure. He highlighted the team’s depth and variety in bowling, emphasizing their dedication and work ethic throughout the tournament.

With their eyes set on the IPL final, KKR’s players are relishing the opportunity to lift the trophy, buoyed by their recent success. Shreyas expressed confidence in the team’s ability to maintain their momentum, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the moment while remaining focused on delivering their best performance in the final showdown.

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