IPL 2019, DC vs SRH: When team does well, captain’s job becomes easy - Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Mohammad Nabi played a pivotal role as Sunrisers Hyderabad dished out an all-round effort to record a five-wicket win over hosts Delhi Capitals and register their third consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League.
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C) celebrates after he dismissed Delhi Capitals cricketer Prithvi Shaw(AFP)
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (C) celebrates after he dismissed Delhi Capitals cricketer Prithvi Shaw(AFP)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets to register a hat-trick of wins in the ongoing IPL and stand-in captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar said a skipper’s job becomes relatively easy when the team does well.

By virtue of the win over Delhi, Sunrsires have moved to the top of the eight team standings with six points from four games. “When the team does well, captaincy is always easy. Captain is as good as his team,” Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match press conference.

The Sunrisers captain said it was a difficult wicket to bat on and as the tournament progresses all the pitches across the country will behave in similar fashion. “With the toss we were not sure how the wicket was going to play. We were not surprised but we knew it wouldn’t be too slow in the second innings,” he said.

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“Second half of the IPL, it’s going to be slow all over India, and we have to be choosy with our eleven.”

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said the batting department let his side down yet another day in the ongoing IPL.“Last two games have been the same. Tough wicket and since they bowled first, they had a bit of an idea how to go about it. We didn’t bat well. It’s another learning, we should come back positively,” he said.

“After the first time-out, we thought 140-150 would have been a great total. And we had three spinners, so we could have pounced on them. Unfortunately we were short. I needed a little bit of support from someone at the other end from someone in the top 4. But it’s a good lesson for us.

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“The way we came back in the second innings was appreciable. The bowlers came up and that is good to see,” he added.

Man-of-the-match Jonny Bairstow, who struck a quickfire 48 off 28 deliveries, too opined that the wicket on offer Thursday at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium was a difficult one for shot-making.

“There was probably a little less bounce. It was a good toss to win, so we were able to see how to play on wickets like that. Probably the first such pitch we’ve come across this season,” he said.

“I am really pleased with the start, just going to try and keep going. We have three games in quick succession now and hopefully we keep playing the same brand of cricket.”

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