'It was a nightmare yesterday, his mother stopped eating' - Yash Dayal's father after Rinku Singh's carnage
Kolkata Knight Riders' Rinku Singh dispatched Yash Dayal for five consecutive sixes in the final over to register a thrilling victory over Gujarat Titans.
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Following an unfortunate outcome for Yash Dayal in his last over against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 13th T20 of the Indian Premier League, his father Chandrapal Dayal has recently revealed how the family coped with the dreadful evening.
Dayal was sent in by Gujarat Titans' stand-in skipper Rashid Khan to defend 29 runs off the final over. However, little did he know that KKR's middle-order batter Rinku Singh was going to turn the over into an iconic one, making it forgettable for the young Uttar Pradesh fast bowler. Rinku hit five consecutive sixes off the last five deliveries to defeat Titans in a thrilling encounter.
Following that, Dayal's mother Radha Dayal had stopped eating and had to be taken special care of by the family, Chandrapal revealed. Dayal mentioned that his nutritionist daughter Shuchi, who also takes care of Yash Dayal's nutritional requirements, tried to console her mother.
"It was a nightmare yesterday," Dayal was quoted by The Times of India. However, Chandrapal, who had himself been a cricketer in his university days, having represented North Zone in the Vizzy trophy, backed his son and said that such moments were part of sports and lessons had to be learned from such incidents to be implemented in real life as well.
"These are the moments sport is made up of. Even in life you come across failures, it's important to stand up stronger," said Chandrapal.
He also reasoned that Rinku had no other option but to smash the ball in the final over and since he knew Dayal well, having played for the same state team, it might have favoured him to pick up the lines and lengths and react with perfection to execute the unthinkable.
"He (Rinku) just had to smash every ball and they know each other well. It may have come handy for Rinku and it was simply not his day. Many great cricketers (Chetan Sharma) has gone through this," Chandrapal Dayal said.
Chandrapal thanks Hardik Pandya and GT members for helping his son buck up
Chandrapal also extended his gratitude to Gujarat Titans and especially, skipper Hardik Pandya, for not giving up on Dayal and cheering him up after the disastrous outing. He mentioned that Pandya and co. spent time with him and gave him company to help him buck up. He also said that the team had special fun sessions to spend some lighter moments with Dayal.
"They made him sit in the centre and consoled him. Later, there was naach-gaana (dance, music), they spent some light moments with him," Chandrapal said.