Captain Rahul told me, “This could be your day,” Yash Thakur recalled.

Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) Gujarat Titans faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Lucknow Super Giants as Yash Thakur’s exceptional bowling performance of 5/30 helped secure the Super Giants’ first win against the Titans in five outings, defending a total of 163.

Yash Thakur, speaking after the match, expressed his gratitude towards his team’s support and guidance, saying, “I’m so glad I got my first five-wicket haul. For this, I want to thank bowling coach Morne Morkel, coach Justin Langer, and captain KL Rahul, who kept faith in me throughout the match.”

Thakur revealed that captain Rahul’s encouragement and belief in his abilities played a crucial role in his performance, stating, “He came to me and said, ‘this could be your day and you can win us the match. Just believe in yourself and don’t think about external things which we have no control over.’ We will focus only on what we have control over.”

Having joined the LSG squad after a successful Ranji Trophy season, Thakur’s determination and focus on team welfare have been key factors in his performances, as he continues to impress with his skills and versatility on the field.

Thakur emphasized on his readiness to perform at any stage of the match, showcasing a clear mindset and a commitment to the team’s success, regardless of his role in the playing XI. The bowler’s ability to stay calm under pressure and prioritize the team’s victory reflects his dedication to the sport.

In conclusion, Yash Thakur’s remarkable bowling display against Gujarat Titans highlights his potential as a valuable asset for Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing season, with his focus on teamwork and consistency setting a positive tone for the team’s future matches.


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