Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicketkeeper-batter Sheldon Jackson has termed Indian legend MS Dhoni as his inspiration. He revealed that he’s so influenced by the previous Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) captain that he tries to mimic no matter MSD does.
Jackson and Dhoni had been in reverse camps on Day 1 of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) in Mumbai on Saturday. Whereas the previous was holding wickets for KKR, Dhoni did his typical obligation behind the stumps for CSK.
Talking after Kolkata’s spectacular six-wicket win on the Wankhede Stadium within the IPL 2022 opener, Jackson stated about Dhoni’s impression on his cricket:
“He all the time has been my inspiration. I all the time seemed as much as him and no matter he does, I simply attempt to imitate it and I’ve lots to look and lot to study from him.”
On whether or not he has realized to play Dhoni’s legendary helicopter shot, the 35-year-old replied:
“Studying lots and selecting up rather a lot from him (MSD) really.”
The keeper-batter, who represents Saurashtra in home cricket, admitted that he was nervous since he was taking part in his first IPL match since 2017. Nonetheless, he added:
“Within the begin I had nerves, however the administration and training employees are sensible. They helped me to relax, they backed me and I’m very grateful to them.”
Jackson remained unbeaten on 3 as KKR eased to victory within the first match of IPL 2022.
“That is one place I like to play” – KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer
It was a dream debut for Shreyas Iyer as KKR captain as he did most issues proper within the crew’s win. He inserted the opposition in after successful the toss, Kolkata’s bowlers restricted CSK to 131 for five. Iyer himself contributed an unbeaten 20 as Kolkata received the sport with ease.
Talking on the post-match presentation, he stated:
“Having fun with the brand new franchise. CEO, administration, assist employees have been excellent. Simply want to hold the momentum.”
On the situations on the Wankhede, he added:
“It was spongier than we imagined. That is one place I like to play. I grew up right here. I believed it might be flat. It was fairly simple for me with the bowling lineup I had.”
Kolkata pacer Umesh Yadav was named Participant of the Match for his figures of two for 20.
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