The runner-ups of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals, started their campaign in 2023 with an emphatic win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Losing Captain, Bhuvneshwar Kumar said:
100 per cent we can say that, let’s forget and move on, the way we pulled back in the last 6 overs and Umran’s cameo at the end. We did not bowl pretty well, first match of the season and a lot to improve. South Africans are coming back and we definitely will be a much better batting side, we have to move forward from this game. It was a pretty good track, we can prepare what we want but we are not worried about that.
Winning Captain, Sanju Samson said:
Was wondering how we’ll start this season, very happy with this. Having batters like Buttler and Jaiswal, the mindset with which they play the powerplay we can expect such starts. We are a very good side, but you know this format. So we need to keep our heads down. Today was a very good start but we are looking at finishing things well. For me, today I wanted to stay there and finish the innings. We will find out if there are any weaknesses as the tournament goes on (chuckles).