A superb performance from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers, led by mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy bowled out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a paltry total of 92 in 19 overs on Monday.
Varun, who bagged the key wicket of dangerous Glenn Maxwell, said that the plan was to attack the stumps as the ball was doing a bit initially. The other two wickets were of Sachin Baby and debutant Wanindu Hasaranga.
“The plan was to attack the stumps, the ball was doing a bit initially, now it has flattened, so we just stuck to our plans,” Varun Chakravarthy told the broadcasters.
Chakravarthy also made a case for being picked in India’s playing XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
“I'm happy to do whatever the coach and the captain want me to do, be it bowling the first over or come back later,” he said.
“Kudos to the whole bowling unit, it was a very disciplined bowling performance,” he added.
Earlier, RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders.
KS Bharat and Wanindu Hasaranga will make their debut for RCB, while Venkatesh Iyer is set to play his maiden IPL game for KKR.
Kohli is playing in a landmark 200th match for RCB, a team that he has been a part of since the beginning of the lucrative league in 2008.
"More special than the 200th game is this uniform: we promised that we would be playing for the Covid warriors, with these jerseys being auctioned for people," Kohli said at the toss.