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IPL 2018: ‘Happy to Do Well for the Team’, says MOM Ankit Rajpoot

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Ankit Singh Rajpoot. Image Courtesy: BCCI

The IPL caravan finally moved to the capital of India, Delhi which hosted Daredevils’ first home game against table toppers, Kings XI Punjab. Yet again, the game treated the spectators with a thriller.

In the end, due to some quality death bowling by Andrew Tye and Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Kings XI Punjab clinched their fourth win in a row, by a margin of four runs over the struggling Delhi Daredevils.

Tye also ended up with the Purple Cap for the first time in the competition with a couple of wickets and conceding only 25 runs in his spell.

IPL 2018: 'Happy to Do Well for the Team', says MOM Ankit Rajpoot 1
Ankit Singh Rajpoot of the Kings XI Punjab celebrates the wicket of Glenn Maxwell of the Delhi Daredevils during match twenty-two of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Delhi Daredevils and the Kings XI Punjab held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi on the 23rd April 2018. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The Australian took advantage of the start provided by Ankit Singh Rajpoot, who clinched a couple of wickets up front, and conceded only 23 runs in his spell.

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For his efforts with the ball, Rajpoot also received the man of the match award. Following, Rajpoot expressed his delight to come up with the goods and living by the expectations of his captain.

I am very happy that I did well for the team. I thought if the captain gives me responsibility then I had to do well and the captain believed in me as well,” Ankit Singh Rajpoot stated during the post-match presentation.

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Rajpoot ended up with a couple of wickets within the powerplays. Credits: IPLT20

Wanted to bowl wicket-to-wicket: Rajpoot

When asked about his strategies with the new ball, Rajpoot affirmed that he planned to bowl wicket to wicket and not falter with the line and lengths.

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Wanted to bowl wicket-to-wicket. I wanted to bowl length balls and not trying too much and take pace off when possible. I tried to get Shreyas out with the final two balls of my spell, but it didn’t work,” concluded Ankit Singh Rajpoot.

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