KKR vs SRH: ‘Gautam Gambhir’s support was…’ – Sunil Narine is delighted after winning IPL 2024 MVP award on his birthday

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KKR all-rounder Sunil Narine bagged his third IPL MVP (Most Valuable Player) after being named the Player of the tournament in IPL 2024. He finished the season with 488 runs and 17 wickets.

Narine was about to become the first player He never scored more than 500 runs and took more than 15 wickets on the eve of the match, but fell short by just 12 runs. However the It was very shocking for KKR throughout the season with both bat and ball. He is also the only member of their 2012 title-winning campaign to play in the 2024 season. also.

He took one for 16 with the ball against SRH and scored six off just two balls. Although he was dismissed early with the bat, Venkatesh Iyer (52*) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (39) ensured KKR reached the target. in a very professional way. KKR won the match by 8 wickets in the end with 57 balls to spare. In the process, they did not give SRH any chance of keeping their foot in the finals.

Speaking at the post-match presentation about KKR’s third title and his own performance, he gave due credit to Gautam Gambhir for supporting him to the hilt to play the role with the bat that he did for his team. Gambhir’s decision to send him to open the batting with Phil Salt paid huge dividends for his franchise.

GG support was very good: Sunil Narine on Gautam Gambhir

“Coming onto the pitch today, it felt like 2012. The feeling is overwhelming and I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. I’m enjoying my cricket at the moment – batting, bowling and fielding. What helps is when the team is winning. (Batting) Getting the role of just going out there and expressing myself, getting the team going, the support from GG… that was really good Salty played an amazing season. Narine said.

Furthermore, he praised Rahmanullah Guraz for replacing Phil Salt in the best possible way. chipped with crucial contributions with the bat. In the end as Well he He scored 39 off 32 balls while anchoring his team’s chase.

“We miss him but Gurbaz came in and fulfilled the role. Once you have a starting partner with the same intention, he is good for the team.” Narine said in Gurbaz.

The mystery KKR spinner also spoke about the complete bowling unit donation Give them due credit for the team’s success. KKR’s bowling attack cumulatively took the most wickets by a particular team in this IPL campaign. Varun Chakrvarthy is the second highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets. Mitchell Starc finished the season with 17 while Russell and Harshit scored 19 each. Vaibhav Arora got 11 wickets for the season.

“We always pick early wickets, when we come to bowl we do so with less pressure. “As a total bowling unit, picking up wickets is key and it helped us win the title.Narine said. praising the bowling attack.

Interestingly, KKR won their third IPL title on Sunil Narine’s 36th birthday. with he winning the Player of the Tournament prize as well. The season caps off his personally best season in the IPL, which ended with the title win.