Kolkata Knight Riders had planned to score a boundary in every over and rotate strike during their chase against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla, and Yusuf Pathan said they had largely succeeded in pulling it off despite a poor start.
We had a good game plan and it succeeded. We were trying to get a boundary or a six in every over regardless of who the bowler was and to keep rotating the strike,” Yusuf told iplt20.com after the match. “We were trying to put the bowlers and the captain under pressure so that they commit a mistake and so do the fielders.
“The bowlers were becoming aggressive and I was enjoying that. When the bowler comes aggressively at you, I feel good because he wants to get me out and that leads to a good contest. When I came in to bat I was middling the ball well. The bowlers were under pressure. I could feel that they wanted my wicket. So, I was thinking that ‘I have to stay at the wicket. As long as I am there the match is ours.’ I was converting the boundary balls into boundaries and the strike was rotating as well; so that was a good start.”