‘I worked hard on my batting and bowling’
After masterminding Rajasthan Royals’ nine-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders with an all-round show to take them into the <g data-gr-id="28">play-offs</g>, Shane Watson has said that he had worked hard ahead of the crunch IPL cricket game here.
“I performed very well. <g data-gr-id="25">Battingwise</g> I am relieved. I have not scored as many runs as I wanted to, got decent sort of starts before fading away. One thing is (the advantage) of 3-4 days (break) to prepare for this crucial game. I just spent a couple of training sessions to try and get my batting to where I can strike the ball more cleanly. I had spent the last couple of days bowling yorkers too,” said Watson at the post-match press conference at the Brabourne Stadium.
Watson fired Rajasthan to an imposing total of 199 for 6 with a dominating 59-ball innings of 104 not out, his first century in the tournament and the fourth by all batsmen, spiced with five sixes and nine fours. He then turned in a fine bowling display as well to take 2 for 38 as KKR stumbled and ended at 190 for 9 to lose the make-or-break game.
“I have been working really hard on my bowling and trying to be effective in T20 cricket,” said the