IPL 2022: A win makes everything look positive, says Lalit Yadav

The all-rounder hails Delhi Capitals’ win over Punjab Kings, says it has increased the COVID-hit team’s confidence ahead of the next game.

Lalit Yadav (right) celebrates the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday at Brabourne Stadium. Lalit took 2 for 11. - BCCI/IPL

Delhi Capitals all-rounder Lalit Yadav has observed that a victory always creates a positive vibe despite the mistakes committed on the job.

The Capitals, despite being hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 within the squad, crushed Punjab Kings by nine wickets with 57 balls to spare. Lalit took two wickets for 11 runs.

“It was a different vibe altogether. You know, when we win, everything seems to look positive, no matter how many mistakes we commit,” Lalit said on Thursday, ahead of Capitals’ next match against Rajasthan Royals.

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“That’s a really great thing for the team, especially when the next match is in two days. The momentum we’ve gained is really important, and we will go into the next game with confidence.”

‘Confident about our abilities’

With six positive COVID-19 cases in the Capitals camp, there was an element of uncertainty, but Lalit said that players were all focused on the game. “We just discussed to enjoy the game and give our 100 percent. We were just focusing on the match. We also had one training session the other day, so it’s not that we didn’t have any practice at all. It’s just that we didn’t know whether the match will happen or not, but overall, we were confident about our abilities,” he said.

Speaking about the next match, the all-rounder said, “They (RR) have been one of the most consistent teams in the tournament so far, and have been playing quality cricket. However, we will focus on ourselves, we will go with our plans and try to execute them.”

Having lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, a comprehensive win was necessary to get the campaign back on track.

“We were looking for a momentum since the start, we’ve played good cricket so far but we were not consistent. In this game, we were consistent in all three departments, and that's what we were looking for. It has created a good atmosphere in the camp,” he added.

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