Shreyas Iyer says KKR was like an impregnable fortress

Shreyas Iyer

Kolkata: Kolkata won the IPL 2024 trophy, ending a decade-long wait. Praising the team’s performance, captain Shreyas Iyer said that Kolkata played like a champion throughout the season.

After the final match, Shreyas Iyer said, “It is very difficult for me to express my feelings and emotions right now. We still have a lot to be happy about. They performed as we expected from the players. The wait is very much.” It was long. We played like champions the whole season.”

With the strong performance of the bowlers led by Andre Russell (three wickets for 19 runs) and a brilliant half-century by Venkatesh Iyer (52 not out), Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the IPL final on Sunday with 57 balls remaining for the third time. Won the IPL title.

After bowling out Hyderabad for 113 runs in 18.3 overs, Kolkata achieved a one-sided victory by scoring 114 runs for two wickets in 10.3 overs.

KKR’s 2024 campaign was one of the most impressive in IPL history, equaling the record for fewest losses in a season. In 2008, Shane Warne’s Rajasthan Royals had lost only three.

Shreyas Iyer said, “We were lucky to get the chance to bowl first. It was a pressure match. Mitchell Starc and Andre Russell performed brilliantly, the youngsters should learn from them.”

Shreyas said about Andre Russell that Russell has a magic wand. He has given us wickets in most of the matches. After this Venkatesh Iyer made the victory easy for us. It was great teamwork. We had a great season.

In the final, Kolkata dominated from the start, which started with Mitchell Starc taking the wicket of Abhishek Sharma, which was one of the best balls of the season.

Starc’s performance in the playoffs was important. Despite a poor start to the season, where he conceded 100 runs without taking any wickets in his first two matches, Starc was player of the match in both of KKR’s playoff matches, a first in IPL history.

Starc had taken 3 wickets for 34 runs against Hyderabad in Qualifier-1 and then in the final he took 2 wickets for 14 runs.


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