Bengal has produced many renowned batsman in the past Manoj Tiwary too being one of them. He currently is playing for Rising Pune Supergiant and they are reasonably well placed to make the cut. Also with Stokes and Tripathi in rollicking form, they are looking like a potent team. Thanks to Tripathi’s fireworks, RPS won last night against the formidable Kolkata Knight Riders. In a recent interview after last night’s match, Tiwary spoke.

Manoj Tiwary still said, “Honestly I will put Ben Stokes’ innings ahead of Tripathi’s. We were 10/3 in the last match. The way he took us through was a treat to watch. It was one of the best innings I have witnessed.”

“Rahul was outstanding today. He’s been in good touch from the start of the season. Last year, he scored a hundred against Bengal (domestic season). I knew that he would come up. He’s been good touch, I’m really happy that he carried that momentum into IPL,” Tiwary said.

About IPL playing conditions and the fervour around it he said, “Initially in the IPL, youngsters were nervous. Nowadays they are all matured enough to deal with all these situation. They are not intimidated by jam packed stadiums. The focus is on the middle. It didn’t look like Rahul was focusing anywhere apart from the 22-yards. His fanbase will grow further after this.”

“It would have been a difficult game here. But Ben Stokes’ inspirational knock has helped us a lot to do well at KKR’s home venue. It’s pretty pleasing to see everyone contributing and we are peaking at the right time,” Tiwary added.