Kolkata: Bangladesh player Shakib Al Hasan, whose all-round show helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals, said that getting early wickets boosted his confidence.
"Early wickets boosted my confidence and helped me settle my nerves. Whenever you bowl the first over, there are butterflies in the stomach. This was one pitch where I needed to bowl well and I did pitch the ball in right areas," man-of-the-match Shakib said at the post match presentation ceremony on Friday.
Not only did he take three for 17, his big six in the penultimate over also helped his team's cause.