We always knew Mitchell Starc was the X factor: Gambhir

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Published May 30, 2024 at 4:25pm

    What Starc brings to the team is important: Gambhir

    KKR needed Mitchell Starc in Qualifier 1 and the Final: Gambhir

    Starc bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss Abhishek

Despite having finished at the top of the points table, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) faced criticism for having spent Rs 24.75 crore on Australian pacer Mitchell Starc as he had not delivered up to that point. His performance in the 1st qualifier and the final was however decisive and played a role in curtailing the dangerous top order of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). “We always knew he was the X-Factor and he will become one at the right time. I mean, what other big matches could be there in the IPL? It was Qualifier 1 and the Final. That is why I say that the big players wait for such occasions, they thrive on these occasions. Money is irrelevant. What Starc brings to the team is more important,” KKR coach Gautham Gambhir said in an interaction with Sportskeeda

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Starc has a track record of bowling unplayable yorkers during crucial stages of important games. He bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss SRH opener Abhishek Sharma in the 2024 IPL final. “You expect a bowler of this quality to bowl this kind of a delivery. When you bring these kinds of players, they step up when you need them the most. KKR needed Mitchell Starc in the Qualifier 1 and the Final, and he put his hand up and he delivered. I don’t know whether I should say that was an unplayable delivery or not, because we were taught that no delivery is unplayable, but it was certainly very close to unplayable,” Gambhir added.

We always knew Mitchell Starc was the X factor: Gambhir

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    What Starc brings to the team is important: Gambhir

    KKR needed Mitchell Starc in Qualifier 1 and the Final: Gambhir

    Starc bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss Abhishek

Despite having finished at the top of the points table, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) faced criticism for having spent Rs 24.75 crore on Australian pacer Mitchell Starc as he had not delivered up to that point. His performance in the 1st qualifier and the final was however decisive and played a role in curtailing the dangerous top order of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). “We always knew he was the X-Factor and he will become one at the right time. I mean, what other big matches could be there in the IPL? It was Qualifier 1 and the Final. That is why I say that the big players wait for such occasions, they thrive on these occasions. Money is irrelevant. What Starc brings to the team is more important,” KKR coach Gautham Gambhir said in an interaction with Sportskeeda

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Starc has a track record of bowling unplayable yorkers during crucial stages of important games. He bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss SRH opener Abhishek Sharma in the 2024 IPL final. “You expect a bowler of this quality to bowl this kind of a delivery. When you bring these kinds of players, they step up when you need them the most. KKR needed Mitchell Starc in the Qualifier 1 and the Final, and he put his hand up and he delivered. I don’t know whether I should say that was an unplayable delivery or not, because we were taught that no delivery is unplayable, but it was certainly very close to unplayable,” Gambhir added.

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