‘I didn’t need a second invitation…’: DC’s Jake Fraser-McGurk on being aggressive | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: “I didn’t need a second invitation to be aggressive,” remarked Delhi Capitals’ Jake Fraser-McGurk after his impactful performance in the match. The young cricketer’s assertive approach was evident as he swiftly took charge, demonstrating his attacking intent from the outset.
Fraser-McGurk’s proactive batting style, characterised by quick runs and powerful strokes, set the tone for DC’s successful run-chase.His eagerness to seize the initiative and make significant contributions underlines his confidence and commitment to excel on the field, showcasing his potential as a dynamic force in the team’s lineup.Coming out to chase 90-run target, DC openers Prithvi Shaw and Fraser-McGurk were able to put in just 25 runs before McGurk was sent back to the dressing room after playing a quickfire knock of 20 runs in just 10 balls which was laced with two boundaries and two sixes each.
DC were 67/4 in 5.4 overs with skipper Rishabh Pant and Sumit Kumar on the crease. The duo built an unbeaten partnership of 25 runs as the side won the match inside nine overs.
“Trying to get off to a nice start, try and get the NRR to our favour. When you’re riding this wave (of form), you have to try and do it for a long time, cricket is a funny game. We got the better of the conditions, dew came in, the ball skidded on and made batting easier (in the second innings). I didn’t play a lot of spin as well,” Fraser-McGurk said after the match.
“It’s pretty surreal, you have to pinch yourself to have played along with him (on Ricky Ponting), I remember in his last Test, Nathan Lyon coming on and talking about it. We have now got the confidence going, started slowly and lost a few matches, but we now have a hang on our own game, I didn’t need a second invitation to get going (on being aggressive), that was my natural game,” the Australian added.

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