IPL 2018: Jacques Kallis lauds KKR for the undying spirit throughout the tournament
The Knight Riders have impressed quite a bit this season.
Updated - May 27, 2018 11:14 am
Kolkata Knight Riders have had a decent IPL, they’ve come back quite well by winning three out of three games towards the end. Their head coach, Jacques Kallis seems to be satisfied with the team’s effort in the tourney. He expressed his bliss about the group’s undying attitude all through the competition. KKR have defied their odds time and again as they came back stronger. Winning crucial games, KKR made it to the playoffs.
Overpowering RR in the first eliminator, KKR won four games in a row but couldn’t continue their winning streak. They lost to SRH in the second eliminator falling short by 15 runs. With Rashid Khan doing wonders with both bat and ball, SRH managed to secure its final berth.
Winning the toss, KKR opted to bowl first. SRH started off quite well but lost wickets at regular intervals. With both their star batsmen – Dhawan and Williamson not scoring huge, the team was in trouble. However, Rashid Khan came to the rescue with an impeccable knock. He scored a quickfire 34 in 10 balls. SRH posted 174 runs on the board with Rashid’s heroics.
Chasing SRH’s 174, KKR got off to a brilliant start. Narine and Lynn didn’t waste time and started smashing the ball right from the first over. Despite starting off well, KKR collapsed in no time especially after Rashid Khan took over the responsibilities. However, KKR fell short of SRH’s target by 15 runs and thus are out of the tournament.
Kallis happy with KKR’s IPL:
The former Protean all-rounder took Twitter to thank KKR and India for a wonderful two months. He seemed pretty much happy for KKR’s effort in the tournament. He lauded Dinesh Karthik-led KKR for their performance in the season.
“Thank you India and KKRiders for a memorable 2 months. Lots of new friends and memories made along with some good cricket played by the boys. Sadly no trophy but proud of the effort. Good luck to the finalists. Until next year,” his tweet read.
Thank you India and @KKRiders for a memorable 2 months. Lots of new friends and memories made along with some good cricket played by the boys. Sadly no 🏆but proud of the effort. Good luck to the finalists. Until next year. pic.twitter.com/k7UG2oHyAH
— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) May 26, 2018