RR vs SRH: It was a do-or-die game for me, says Vijay Shankar | Cricket News

DUBAI: All-rounder Vijay Shankar says he handled the fit towards Rajasthan Royals as a ‘do-or-die sport’ as his just right display with each bat and ball could have stored his position in Sunrisers Hyderabad‘s taking part in XI.
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Manish Pandey (83) and Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership to assist SRH chase down RR’s 154 for 6 on Thursday.
The cozy eight-wicket win lifted the workforce to the 5th spot within the eight-team festival with 8 issues from 10 video games.
“If you happen to ask in my view it was once a do-or-die sport for me. That is how I noticed this sport. I did not have the most productive of time with the bat, so I needed to carry out on this sport and by chance or sadly, we misplaced early wickets which made the workforce to ship me up the order,” Shankar mentioned on the publish fit press convention.

The Tamil Nadu cricketer, who additionally picked up a wicket on Thursday, mentioned the workforce must have previous few shut video games.
“We simply slipped within the final mins. A win like this may occasionally give self assurance to every member of the workforce. We will win the remainder video games and stay ourselves alive within the match,” he mentioned.
After SRH misplaced two early wickets right through their chase, Shankar mentioned their plan was once easy — forge a partnership and take the sport as deep as imaginable.

“Manish was once in truth hitting the ball actually properly early on. I in truth did not bat (confronted) that many balls sooner than this innings. I batted simply 18 balls sooner than this innings so it was once actually essential for me to have a really feel of it. Archer was once bowling fast so it was once essential for me to stick on the wicket.
“We would have liked to take the sport deep so I unfolded after which we were given few limitations and it made issues more uncomplicated for us,” he mentioned.

RR is lately languishing on the 7th spot with 8 issues from 11 video games and the workforce’s head trainer Andrew McDonald mentioned the equation is understated from hereon — win final 3 video games and hope for beneficial effects from different fits.
“The problem is beautiful transparent win 3 in a row and spot the place we’re within the run charge. We don’t have any choice. It is about proceed to arrange, proceed to imagine that we’re just right sufficient. The workforce has not anything to lose,” he mentioned.