We believed we could chase down the total, says Kavin

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Sportingindia|09-Aug-2017 13:41

R Kavin of VB Thiruvallur Veerans addressed the media after his team's three-wicket win against Madurai Super Giant at the ICL Ground, Sankarnagar, on Tuesday in the India Cements Ltd TNPL game. Excerpts:
 
What was the target in your mind when you went onto the field? 
Ans: We didn't have any plan because first it was a 20-over game and then changed to 18 overs and then again 14. We thought we needed to restrict them how much ever we can. The wicket was very good due to the rain and it was coming onto the bat very well. We gave 20 runs extra. 
 
What was the message sent across to you when you went in to bat? 
Ans: We wanted to be positive because on this wicket we could chase the total down. We had that in mind and we did it. 
 
Talk about Baba Aparajith's performance. 
Ans: Apar (Aparajith) is getting us runs and he is the standout batsman for us. He is more like a role model because he bats in such a way that he makes life easy for others. Today he made it easy for Hari (Nishaanth) because after Apar got out, Hari took off from there. Everyone is complimenting each other and it is working for us. 
 
Do you think fielding is one area you need to concentrate on? 
Ans: Yes, fielding is a concern. But it was wet and we weren't able to hold onto the catches. We tried our best and next game we hope to do better.