'Virat gave me tips on playing spin…': RCB's Will Jacks after ton of win against GT | Cricket


Ahmedabad [India]: After his team's nine-wicket win, Royal Challengers Bengaluru all-rounder Will Jacks spoke about batting with star batter Virat Kohli and how it helped him deal with the spin when he had struggling at the start of his innings.

"Virat gave me tips for playing spin....": Will Jacks of RCB after a victory against GT
'Virat gave me tips on playing spin…': RCB's Will Jacks after win against GT

What was supposed to be a tough 201-run chase against Gujarat Titans for Royal Challengers Bengaluru turned into a breeze within a few overs as Virat Kohli and Will Jacks made fun of the spin trio of the Rashid's 2022 champions. Khan, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore and pacer Mohit Sharma with their incredible six hits.

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The duo completed a partnership of 166 runs in just 73 balls to guide their team to a nine-wicket victory. Virat smashed an unbeaten 70 in 44 balls, with six fours and three sixes to keep the end steady, while Jacks unleashed unprecedented carnage after reaching his fifty in 31 balls as he reached his century in 41 balls, with five fours and 10 sixes, going on a six-hit streak.

Speaking in a video posted by IPL's official handle . The star batter helped him face the spin and after getting a few hits, Jacks was confident enough to continue his hitting spree, which received encouragement and smiles from Virat after each hit.

“A great win. I struggled at the start, if I'm honest. I think Virat kind of helped me in my first 15 balls where I was struggling, but he showed good intention, that's what we talked about. So it was really good of him and he kept the lead in the race, I felt a little nervous, but it was just right. good to get out of it. And then after that, you know what it's like, the confidence just… comes back instantly. And then from there, we were trying to get ahead of the game, we were wickets in hand, trying to get a head start,” Jacks said.

“And then once those last two overs, it was just about having fun, really. Virat told me, keep going, don't stop. So just a bit of fun at the end. I didn't have didn't even realize I was about to get the 100. Crazy innings, I think, just to go from not being able to hit the ball, literally, and then feeling like I could hit n't. no matter what,” he added.

Jacks said Virat asked to eliminate Rashid Khan and gave him advice on how to do it. The England all-rounder said it was a great learning experience while batting with Virat.

“I think he has so much experience, he kind of spoke to me. It's amazing to play with him. I learned a lot there and I feel very lucky to have had a partnership like this one with him,” Jacks said.

Coming off two wins in two games following a very disappointing first half of the tournament which saw them win just one game out of eight, Jacks said the team had gained momentum and still had a chance to qualify for the playoffs.

“And we know how many games we have left in the next games? Four games left? You never know. We win all four games, we're off to a good start. And maybe that's how you win the tournament .We just sneak into fourth place there in great shape and then we can win the tournament,” he concluded.

Coming into the match, half-centuries from Sai Sudarshan and Shahrukh Khan helped GT overcome a slow start with the bat. David Miller's useful 26* in 19 balls, with two fours and a six helped GT reach 200/3 in 20 overs.

Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj and Maxwell got a wicket each.

During the chase, skipper Faf Du Plessis departed early, but Jacks and Virat put on an unforgettable partnership, scoring 100* in 41 balls and 70* in 44 balls respectively to win the game for their team.

Jacks won the β€œPlayer of the Match” award.

RCB are at the bottom of the table with three wins, seven losses and six points. GT is seventh with four wins, six losses and eight points.

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