CLT20: Rahul Dravid happy with Rajasthan Royals' professional and calm approach

Updated: 22 September 2013 01:32 IST

Royals skipper Rahul Dravid hailed batting of Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny as Rajasthan beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in the Champions League T20 opener.

CLT20: Rahul Dravid happy with Rajasthan Royals' professional and calm approach
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Jaipur:

Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid was impressed with the way the young batsmen remained clam while chasing Mumbai's total and termed the performance as professional. (Rajasthan's win over Mumbai - highlights)

Dravid hailed batting of Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny as Rajasthan beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.

"A very professional performance in all departments, especially with the ball. There was a calmness to the batting as well and its really good to start off the tournament like this," Dravid said at the post-match press conference. (Match pics)

"The batting was really good, with Rahane and Sanju playing two composed innings. They showed a lot of maturity and then Stuart, the ball he bowled to Sachin was a beauty, he's exactly the kind of player you want at No. 6 or 7 in T20," he added.

Dravid said they let the rivals score a bit too much considering their good start but it was not unexpected as the rival batting line-up was quite good.

"We switched the bowlers around, and they did really well in the first ten. We may have given them a little too much in the last ten, but that happens when Rohit and Pollard are there in the middle."

Royals' paceman Vikramjeet Malik was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his three-wicket haul.

"I knew the condition well. As advised by Darvid I was just looking to find a good length to bowl and hit the deck around off stump and to move the ball," the bowler said.

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