Mahela is all praise for ‘mature’ Unmukt

"I think he is a very mature young cricketer who understands the game much better," Jayawardene said.

Johannesburg: Unmukt Chand drew lavish praise from his Delhi Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene, who said the teenager showed a lot of maturity in his 40-run knock that proved crucial in the team’s win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Champions League T20 here.

Jayawardene, after the 52-run triumph in the CLT20 lung-opener, said, “Definitely it was good knock. I saw him batting in the Under-19 World Cup final as well... I think he is a very mature young cricketer who understands the game much better."

“They were tough conditions but I think he handled them very well; so great credit to him. And hopefully he can improve further,” he added.

“It is only the first match, so you can’t say much. The preparations have been good. I always like to play T20, so it is good,” said Chand.

“My game is a bit aggressive, so I try to keep it normal. When I try to do something extra, that is the time I lose my shape and get out or something like that happens."

“So, I try not to do something extra and play my natural game and that’s what helps,” the 19-year-old added.

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