KKR, who left his sick mother in the hospital and came to play IPL, gave him a chance in the playoffs.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Ahmedabad. The Kolkata Knight Riders team, which has performed brilliantly so far in this season of the Indian Premier League, is one step away from winning the trophy. The team registered a one-sided victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the qualifiers. Afghanistan wicketkeeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz said that he left his ailing mother in the hospital and went to play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL playoff against Hyderabad because he considers this team as his family.

Gurbaz, who played his first match this season, played an important role in KKR's victory by scoring 23 runs in 14 balls apart from taking two catches. He came into the team in place of England's Phil Salt. He got a place in the team in the last league match against Rajasthan Royals but the match was canceled due to rain.
KKR has made it to the finals by defeating Sunrisers by eight wickets. “A cricketer should always know what he has to do,” Gurbaz told the media after the match. Very few cricketers are able to play in league cricket. One should give his best performance when given a chance. Even if you don't get the opportunity, you should always be prepared.

Gurbaz said that KKR had decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Sunrisers captain Pat Cummins's decision to bat first after winning the toss proved wrong. Gurbaz said, “We know how strong the batting of Sunrisers is. We should know the target so that we can play accordingly. We bowled well and restricting a team like Sunrisers to 160 runs was a big deal.

first published : May 22, 2024, 1:42 pm IST

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