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‘In big games, you have to…’: MI star Piyush Chawla after another loss to Hardik Pandya-led side

‘In big games, you have to…’: MI star Piyush Chawla after another loss to Hardik Pandya-led side

Mumbai Indians’ Piyush Chawla celebrates the wicket of Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata, India, Saturday, May. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
While MI season may not have unfolded as planned, fans can expect Chawla to bring his A-game in their final match against the Lucknow Super Giants next week.

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured their place in the IPL 2024 playoffs with a convincing 18-run victory over the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the iconic Eden Gardens. While KKR celebrated their ninth win of the season, MI faced yet another setback, extending their string of defeats.

Piyush Chawla: Small Moments, Big Impact

Despite the loss, Mumbai Indians‘ Piyush Chawla acknowledged the team’s struggles in a post-match interview. “T20 cricket is all about momentum,” he stated, “and sadly, we couldn’t find that rhythm from the start.

Chawla pointed out inconsistencies throughout the season, with both batting and bowling failing to consistently click. “We haven’t been lacking in just one area,” he admitted. “As a unit, we haven’t performed in crucial games, and that’s something we need to accept.”

Importance of Small Moments for MI

The veteran spinner emphasized the significance of capitalizing on those “small moments” that can turn the tide in a match, especially against strong opponents like KKR. “We have a talented squad,” Chawla said, “but things just haven’t gone our way. In big games, you need to win those small battles as a team, and sadly, we faltered today.”

Piyush Chawla special delivery: Glimpse of experience

Despite the team’s struggles, Piyush Chawla has displayed his individual brilliance, claiming ten crucial wickets in as many games. He even treated fans to a signature delivery during the match, dismissing the dangerous Andre Russell.

I was bowling in the slog overs and managed to get a big wicket like Russell, especially with the last ball of my spell,” Chawla explained. He elaborated on his strategy, “I wanted to close the over with a quicker delivery, something I haven’t used much this season. It surprised Russell and led to his dismissal.

MI vs KKR: IPL 2024

Piyush Chawla’s experience remains a valuable asset for MI. While their season may not have unfolded as planned, fans can expect Chawla to bring his A-game in their final match against the Lucknow Super Giants next week.

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