Shubman is a Special Talent: Piyush Chawla After KKR’s Win vs CSK

Chawla said it’s the team combination that had brought him down at No. 7 with Rana doing well in the middle order.

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Shubman Gill was the best thing to have happened for Kolkata Knight Riders in their win against Chennai Super Kings as the U-19 World Cup winning batsman grabbed the opportunity at No. 4 with a maiden half-century.

KKR who had primarily pushed Gill at No. 7 for most of the matches was promoted in absence of an injured Nitish Rana as he along with skipper Dinesh Karthik sealed the chase effortlessly in an unbeaten 83-run stand.

"He is a special talent and he proved it (last night). In these kind of tournaments, a comprehensive win is always good for the morale of the team," KKR spinner Piyush Chawla said at the post-match news conference as they next play at Mumbai Indians on 6 May.

Chawla said it's the team combination that had brought him down at no 7 with Rana doing well in the middle order. "It's a team game so team comes first. But Nitish got injured and we needed somebody... Gill played the role beautifully." Chawla said they are not taking Mumbai Indians lightly even as the defending champions sit at the bottom of the table.

"If you see Mumbai Indians they have proved it in the IPL. They may be at the bottom right now but they can be even more dangerous. We have to play good cricket to come on top." Chawla further said they are lucky to have two wrist spinners in him and Kuldeep Yadav as they play a big role in T20 format.

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