Would Love to Bat More with Magnificent Shubman Gill, Says Eoin Morgan
After a terrific defeat against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders came back strongly and picked a splendid seven wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi. Veteran Eoin Morgan credited the bowlers and heaped praise on young Shubman Gill. He also expressed interest to bat his him more in future.
David Warner led SRH could only manage 142/4 in 20 overs as Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine along with Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell were having good spell with the ball.
“We were a bit rusty in our last game against MI, but we won this match with our bowlers, they did a great job restricting them. They put them on the back-foot and we knew we didn’t have to put ourselves under pressure in the chase,” Morgan said after the match.
Meanwhile, Morgan along with Shubman Gill put on a match winning 92-run partnership while Gill remained unbeaten on 70 and Morgan scored 42. The English skipper heaped praise on him for his outstanding batting class.
“I didn’t have to tell him a great deal to be honest, he’s beautiful to watch on the eye, good bat swing, very languid style, magnificent to watch, he’s good kid, very hungry to learn and I would love to bat with him once again. I think he deserves all the success.”
“It feels good to see the youngsters doing well. I want Gill to enjoy his journey in cricket, the whole world is talking about him so I want to make sure he has a journey with no pressure,” Dinesh Karthik added about Gill.