Kolkata track totally opposite to Delhi: Dhawan


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KOLKATA: Having roared again to type with a 97-run unbeaten knock, Shikhar Dhawan on Friday stated the pitch on the Eden Gardens was higher than the one at Delhi Capitals' house floor.


Dhawan batted by means of the innings to information Delhi Capitals to a seven-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders within the IPL right here. He was, nevertheless, denied his maiden T20 century, as Colin Ingram smashed one into the stands to complete the sport in fashion.

"I knew it might be my first T20 hundred however the workforce aim is extra necessary; therefore, I took that single moderately than taking an enormous danger," Dhawan stated on the presentation ceremony.

Speaking concerning the strip, the India opener stated, "It's very reverse right here in comparison with Delhi. I used to be telling Dinesh (Karthik) the identical factor. It is a good wicket to bat on. Good for the bowlers in addition to the batsmen, makes it fascinating. In Delhi, we've got to adapt ourselves, so we acquired to have that talent."

Delhi Capitals' coach Ricky Ponting had slammed the Feroz Shah Kotla floor employees, who offered the house workforce with a pitch that proved to be extra useful for the Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this month.
Dhawan added, "I actually loved within the first six overs however I knew I needed to keep until the final. I used to be getting the fitting ideas and I needed to take the sport deep. Rishabh (Pant) is such an enormous hitter (that) he can all the time hit it out of the park."
Pant, who acquired out after scoring 46, stated the plan was to "take the sport deep".
"I simply attempt to hold my head clear. Once you're chasing 180, you should tempo the innings in a method that you simply full the match in 18-19 overs. We have been simply speaking about taking the match deep and that each of us ought to stay there until the top," Pant stated.