‘Our team has the belief from start to bat well’ – After LSG’s tremendous performance against PBKS in Mohali, Yash Thakur speaks out. On April 28 at the PCA IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, LSG defeated PBKS by a margin of 56 runs.
In the 38th game of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), played on Friday, April 28 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 56 runs. Thanks to fifty-run performances from Kyle Mayers and Marcus Stoinis. LSG set a lofty 258-run total for the hosts after being give the opportunity to bat first. Notably, this was the second-highest sum in the well funded league’s history.
Pacer Yash Thakur believed that LSG had the confidence and belief to post a massive total from the beginning of the game after the team recorded the highest total of the current IPL season. However, he did admit that he had not anticipated the team to score one of the highest sums in the IPL.
“We have to adjust our shots according to the pitches provided in Lucknow and outside. Our team has the belief from the start to bat well, but I did not think that we would hit one of the highest totals in the Indian Premier League. We feel that we have been playing well,”Thakur said.
Yash Thakur: We played according to the pitch
When discussing the pitch, Thakur said that it was unrealistic to anticipate that all pitches would be the same. He emphasized how challenging it was to bat on the pitch at Lucknow Stadium. The 24-year-old pacer claimed that the two middle-order batters made a judgment call about the pitch’s ideal score and acted accordingly.
“We cannot get the same conditions everywhere. We played according to the pitch. In Lucknow, the pitch is not easy to bat on. The two players in the middle order decided what the best score was on the pitch and they played like that,”Thakur added.
In order to defend LSG’s enormous total against Punjab, Thakur was essential. Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, and Rahul Chahar were all bowled out as a result of his four wickets. As LSG bowled out PBKS for 201 runs with one ball remaining, Naveen-ul-Haq picked up three wickets, Ravi Bishnoi two, and Stoinis one. Thakur was the only other wicket lost.