IPL 2018: Rajasthan's mentor Warne motivated Kuldeep to register career-best figures

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We spoke for a while.

Yadav, like many young wrist-spinners, grew up watching and idolising Shane Warne and has often spoken of his admiration for the Australian wizard.

Promoted as an opener, a position he has revelled in in the shortest format of the game, Buttler's second unconquered 90-plus effort - he had made a match-winning unbeaten 95 against CSK in the previous game - reflected his complete domination against the bowlers, especially leg-spinner Mayank Markande.

While that should have been alarming for RR, but they kept the cruise mode on and opted to keep going.

But then came the crash. "Sometimes I feel he's so confident, he just gives away an easy ball", explained Karthik.

Jos Buttler has been in imperious form with five half centuries in a row to boost Rajasthan Royals' campaign and Kallis said they have a plan in place for all opposition batsmen.

Currently, on 12 points, victory in last two games will assure them play-off spot with 16 points.

Rahane missed the line and got castled and Buttler top-edged Kuldeep to Scanterbury-Searles on the edge of the circle.

It was a typically assertive and innovative knock from the Royals stumper who has taken his tally to over 500 runs. RR keep the review but don't get a wicket. "Once the wickets fell the pressure mounted on the batsmen and that led to the collapse", Kuldeep remarked.

But Rahane said Rajasthan have good overseas players to replace the Englishmen. But after that I feel we did not get any partnership. You have to motivate yourself, you have to think about your strengths, stick to your basics. His first dismissal was that of Ajinkya Rahane, who displayed a poor shot selection and was castled playing a reverse sweep.

Jofra Archer will be the go-to man in RR's bowling attack He has already picked up 13 wickets from just seven wickets.

But on Tuesday, call it wise thinking or the need of the hour, Kuldeep went back in time and came out the old loopy Kuldeep he was.

Captain Karthik: Dinesh Karthik's abilities while chasing have been compared to those of MS Dhoni. "He's an global quality player, he's one of the best chinaman bowlers right now". And all I have to do is make sure he is turned on. "If I get him to be consistent, I think I'll be doing a good job as a leader". With Rahul and Gayle they wanted to make a destroying start. "They started off brilliantly but it shows our character". "Cricket's a amusing game, we all know, but we have to learn from our mistakes and get it right in the one league game we have", he said. Thanks to Narine's early assault, Chris Lynn could play all these bowlers with a degree of care, and anchor the innings while scoring at roughly a run a ball. He, however, could not perform and returned to the locker room after losing his wicket without making a mark.

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