IPL 2020: Hardik Pandya heaped wealthy praises on Rajasthan Royals’s duo Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson for the way in which they gunned down the sizeable goal of 196 with greater than an over to spare.
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya. (Courtesy by BCCI)
- Obviously, hitting sixes was enjoyable and I loved it: Hardik Pandya
- I really feel that they really batted well, bowlers did not have a lot to do: Hardik
- Sometimes, you need to give credit score to the opposition as well: Hardik Pandya
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya was filled with praises for Rajasthan Royals duo Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson after RR registered an 8-wicket win over the defending champions in Dubai.
Pandya stated that he ‘loved’ hitting sixes, and believed that on the finish of MI’s innings they had sufficient runs on the board. Pandya roared again to type as he smashed seven sixes and two fours on his option to 60 off 21 balls to propel Mumbai Indians to 195/5 towards Rajasthan Royals.
“Obviously, hitting sixes was fun and I enjoyed it. I thought we got enough runs, initially… when the second strategic time-out happened we were looking more at 165-170. Obviously, we got 25 runs more which I thought was enough but credit goes to Stokes and Sanju… they really batted well,” Hardik famous within the press convention.
Feel Stokes, Samson batted really well: Hardik Pandya
The Royals rode on an excellent hundred from Ben Stokes and a half-century from Sanju Samson to gun down 196 in 18.2 overs. Stoke made 107 not out and Samson scored 54 not out of their unbroken 152-run partnership for the third wicket.
“Sometimes, you have to give credit to the opposition as well. I feel that they really batted well, bowlers didn’t have much to do, it was their skills that worked for them. I think they took their chances and I think even luck was on their side, multiple inside and outside edges which went to the boundary, having said that they still played some outstanding shots, I don’t think our bowlers had many options.”