Bhatia takes a dig at Kolkata

Bhatia takes a dig at Kolkata

Senior all-rounder Rajat Bhatia on Thursday took a mild dig at Kolkata Knight Riders by stating that every member of the Rajasthan Royals squad were aware about the Super Over equation but he was unaware whether KKR knew two runs off the last ball would have clinched the issue.

“This Rajasthan Royals team believes in playing smart cricket rather than aggressive cricket. We knew that two runs from the last delivery was good enough to win the match.

“Steve Smith and Shane Watson were out there in the middle and you don’t need to tell them what needs to be done. They knew it beforehand. It was about showing common sense which is emphasised at every team meeting.

“Each and every guy in our team knew about the equation. I don’t know whether KKR players were about it or not,” Bhatia said prior to Royals’ net session.

Asked about the difference of playing for Royals, the veteran all-rounder was frank in his assessment.

“Well, I think they are more planned and systematic in their approach. Here every move is meticulously sorted out. It’s not like we just go to the ground and plan things. We have things sorted out much before. Some plans work and some don’t,” he said.