My mother is in the hospital… KKR reached the final, batsman's heartbreaking statement

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders has become the first team to reach the final of the Indian Premier League 2024. Shreyas Iyer's team won a one-sided match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kolkata achieved the target of 160 runs in just 13.4 overs by losing 2 wickets and registered victory. The KKR batsman who came to open in this match told after the match that he had come to play after leaving his mother in the hospital.

The match played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad was one-sided. Pat Cummins's team, who came to bat first after winning the toss, failed to score a big score. Kolkata's experienced Mitchell Starc came in early and broke the back of the batting by taking three wickets. Rahul Tripathi and Enrique Klaasen pulled the team out of trouble. Captain Pat Cummins finally played a quick inning of 30 runs taking the score to 159 runs. Thanks to the stormy half-centuries of captain Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer, Kolkata achieved the target in 13.4 overs and registered an easy victory.

This season, Phil Salt had made a strong start for Kolkata along with Sunil Narine. This England player has returned and in his place Rahmanullah Gurbaz of Afghanistan has been fielded in the opening. This batsman added 44 runs for the first wicket against Hyderabad. Gurbaz returned after scoring 23 runs on 14 balls. After KKR reached the final, he revealed the heartbreaking fact that he left his mother in the hospital and went to Afghanistan.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who came to open for KKR against Hyderabad, said after the match, even at this time my mother is admitted in the hospital. I call and talk to him every day. Even after his mother was in the hospital, he decided to come to India from Afghanistan to play IPL. I knew that the Kolkata team would need me after Phil Salt returned from the IPL. I wanted to be present for the team in its time of need, that is why I took the difficult decision of leaving my mother and coming to India from Afghanistan. I am happy here. My mother is also happy for me.

first published : May 22, 2024, 08:44 IST

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