Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India], April 29 (ANI): After Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets in a thrilling clash on Thursday, DC’s Rovman Powell said it was a tough start for the team as they lost their opening batters early.
Kuldeep Yadav’s four-wicket haul and blistering knocks from David Warner and Rovman Powell powered Delhi Capitals to a four-wicket victory against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
The target of 147 seemed small but it wasn’t easy to chase for the Delhi Capitals. Powell came in at a precarious point when Delhi had lost both David Warner and Lalit Yadav in the space of 9 balls.
It took a turn for the worse thereon with Rishabh Pant too nicked behind against Umesh Yadav. During the chase, Delhi looked in trouble twice but ultimately, it was Rovman Powell’s finishing tough that took them home.
“It was a simple situation that require you to play singles early. Once you get the singles early, the boundary balls will always come. It was not that difficult of a situation. I played it well,” recalled Powell after the game in a press conference.
“They bowled their best bowlers early trying to get us out. Once we didn’t get out, you know that in the back end some makeshift bowlers will come and bowl,” said Powell who hit a six apiece against Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer at the back end of the game.
The West Indian will be delighted that he has scored some runs, 33 to be precise, as he had accounted for just 31 in the last five games.
“Yeah, it was a tough start, but I was in form. In the early part of the season, I was going out for like one ball, two balls and those kinds of stuff. When you get those innings, they don’t state whether you’re a good player or bad player My start in the competition wasn’t the best, but I trust all the work I had done before the IPL,” stated Powell while also recalling the feeling within the group. (ANI)