Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s latest star KS Bharat said his senior teammate Glenn Maxwell was quite confident that the Andhra wicketkeeper-batsman could finish the last IPL league match against Delhi Capitals, which he did. hitting a six off the last ball.
Bharat, who has had a good IPL with the bat, scored an unbeaten 78 off 52 balls as he remained calm under pressure and smashed Avesh for a straight six with five needed off the last ball to chase down DC’s 165-run target .
The result of the match had no effect on the points table, although DC finished on top with 20 points and RCB on 18, but third place due to a lower net run-rate (-0.140) than Chennai Super Kings (+). Stay on 0.455).
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Asked what happened before the final over, Bharat explained how Maxwell boosted his confidence. “Last over… Me and Maxi were talking about what areas we can reach. He said, look at the ball and bat on the ball… Last 3 balls, you know I asked him that What to run, he said ‘No, you can finish it. It gave me a lot of confidence,’ said Bharat.
Bharat said that he does not want to think too much ahead in the last over. He said, “I was just concentrating on one ball that is coming forward. Instead of thinking about too many things. I kept it very simple and as a team, we did very well and we pulled it. took.”
What has worked for India in the UAE leg is that they love facing fast bowlers and DC have three real fast bowlers in the form of Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortje and Avesh.
To be honest, I like fast bowling. I have played for India A and am also a part of the Indian team, you get a chance to play with the best bowlers in the country. It was no surprise for me to bowl fast. “
He said, “I would love someone who is accelerating so you can work on the ball instead of hitting it hard. I found it really interesting, and I was enjoying the challenge.”
Bharat has been batting regularly at No 3 in this phase of the IPL, but the management has told him that the order will remain flexible. “We are flexible to go to any order. It was informed enough. Everyone is up to their challenge. I don’t think there is any miscommunication. When you are given the opportunity, you do well.” Want and finish it. Okay,” the 28-year-old keeper-batsman said in a virtual post-match media interaction.