RR vs LSG: “These Were Probably The Four Best Overs I’ve Seen Up Front In The Tournament”


Last Update on: April 17th, 2023 at 11:08 am

The former South African cricketer Shaun Pollack believes that the Rajasthan Royals (RR) will gain a lot of self-belief with a win against the quality Gujarat Titans (GT) in the early stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The Royals beat the Titans by three wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, April 16.

The Rajasthan Royals bowlers restricted the opposition to 177 runs after winning the toss. Sandeep Sharma impressed again with the ball, picking up two wickets for just 25 runs in his four overs. Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer smashed half-centuries to help the Jaipur-based franchise chase down the target with four balls to spare.

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Speaking to Cricbuzz, Shaun Pollock said that he witnessed the best four overs in the powerplay this season, saying that Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya troubled the batters with their tight bowling.

“These were probably the four best overs I’ve seen up front in the tournament. Hardik and Shami were absolutely superb. The trouble they caused with the areas they hit, and then to pick up those wickets and put them on the back foot, you thought the game was done and dusted. Shami’s figures were unbelievable,” said Pollock.

Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya were unplayable with the new balls. They dismissed the openers Yashavi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler for just 4 runs in the 3 overs.

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The One Over From Rashid Khan Was A Key Moment – Shaun Pollack

Shaun Pollock believes that the three sixes in Rashid Khan’s overs changed the momentum towards the Royals. The former South African pacer said that the win against the Gujarat Titans would boost the Royals’ confidence.

“The one over from Rashid Khan, where he was hit for three sixes, was a key moment. That created a little bit of belief and then Hetmyer got going and he was superb. But what a turnaround, that win must give Rajasthan a lot of self-belief. To turn it around in this phase of the tournament is huge for them,” he added.

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Gujarat Titans Should’ve Taken The Points – Shaun Pollack

The former Mumbai Indians cricketer said that the Hardik Pandya-led team lost matches from a winning position on two occasions, which raised concerns about their death bowling.

“As for Gujarat, there are a few question marks over them now. This is the second time we’ve felt that they should have closed the game out and should’ve taken the points, and they didn’t do it,” he concluded.

The Royals are at the top of the ten-team points table with four wins out of five games. The Sanju Samson-led team will take on the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their next game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday, April 19.

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