Calcutta: Kolkata Knight Riders’ assistant coach Vijay Dahiya has attributed the team’s success to the newly-found unity among the players.
The Knight Riders have won six matches in a row and are placed at second position behind leaders Delhi DareDevils with 17 points.
“Our consistency is better than last two seasons,” Dahiya said during the pre-match press conference.
“Our team is like one big family. Everybody has respect for each other. The important thing is that all the players are enjoying each other’s success.”
He also praised the team’s all-round effort.
“If you look at our game there have been good partnerships, be it in batting or bowling. Our fielding standards have also been great, we are probably one of the best fielding sides in the competition. We are playing smart cricket at the crucial time,” he added.
Asked whether they have any specific plan for Sachin Tendulkar, Dahiya said: “You always make plans for a particular player, it’s not Sachin alone.
“There are other players in the team like (Kieron) Pollard, (Dinesh) Karthik and (Ambati) Rayudu. We are, however, concentrating on the team and not individuals.”