KKR "Lacked Intent Throughout", Says Eoin Morgan after the Defeat against Rajasthan Royals

Author : Arti Sharma | Published On : 01 May 2021

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was seen happy after Rajasthan Royals' (RR) six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Meanwhile KKR captain Eoin Morgan rued his side's ordinary batting performance in the league so far in Mumbai on Saturday.

The Royals comfortably chased down a modest 134-run target and registered their second win of the season after their bowlers restricted KKR to 133 for nine. Samson himself played a crucial knock of 42 runs in his team's win as well.

"It was brilliant actually. The bowlers have been doing well in the last four-five matches - the youngsters as well as the seniors. I enjoy captaining them," said Samson at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"We could see in Morris' eyes that he wanted the competition to get big batsmen out," he shared about Chris Morris, who starred with ball as he claimed a four-wicket haul.

Sanju Samson said that he does not come into the crease with a specific "mindset" and also added that he loves to keep enjoying his batting and also he plays according to a situation and try to win games for the team.

On the other hand, KKR skipper Eoin Morgan opened up about the poor show by his team.

"The batting was the letdown and we lacked a lot of intent throughout the whole innings. We were behind the game right from the get-go. Possibly, we were 40 short which is a lot in a T20 game. The bowlers had too much to do. It's a stark contrast to the last game. The wicket hasn't been as good as it has been in the previous games and we couldn't overcome the challenge. It left us with a lot to do, which we couldn't do," he added.

Morgan also said that they need to play freely which they have been struggling and that is why they fail to gain momentum in the tournament as well.

 

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