IPL 2021: KKR Players Shubman Gill & Lockie Ferguson Reflect On Their Road To Playoffs

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator on Monday. The side won five out of their seven games in the UAE leg after having a horror start to their IPL in India. Their comeback was mostly possible due to their bowlers but in the last couple of games, their batsmen too have done the job. Shubman Gill after having a slow start to the UAE leg hit two consecutive fifties in the last two games for KKR.

KKR qualified for the playoffs courtesy of their superior net run-rate over Mumbai Indians who also ended the season with 14 points. Speaking ahead of the clash, Gill and Ferguson expressed confidence of the team building on their great work.

KKR Have Won Five Out Of Seven Games In UAE

KKR vs RR Match 54
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“The way we came back in the second leg, you don’t see too many teams doing that. If you look at our team, there isn’t anyone who is having the Orange Cap, there isn’t anyone who has the Purple Cap. But the important thing is everyone performing well. These are the small things that make a team a champion team,” Gill, who has scored fifties in the last two games, stated in a video posted on KKR’s Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, Lockie Ferguson said that this is where the tournament starts for the side after having qualified for the playoffs. The last time KKR qualified for the playoffs was 2017 under Gautam Gambhir. In 2018 and 2019, they finished fifth under Dinesh Karthik.

“We had a couple of close games, even the losses we had were very close games, right down to the last ball. The great teams around the world have that sort of setup where any one of the 11 players can stand up and be a match-winner,” said Ferguson.

“We have won five from seven, great. We’ve sort of got back to par, where we should be as a team, and now the tournament starts. We’ve got to start with the first game against RCB and then hopefully go from there” Ferguson concluded.

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