Kings XI Punjab middle-order batsman Deepak Hooda has praised Mohammad Shami for his outstanding bowling performance in the Super Over against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
It was certainly one of the best matches played in IPL till date as we witnessed two super over in a single game at Dubai International Stadium. Skipper KL Rahul was brilliant when it comes to chasing target of 177 runs in 20 overs but got out when Punjab needed 24 runs to seal the victory. Hooda said that after the skipper’s wicket he made his mind to take the game to the last over.
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“It was a crucial game and I had full faith in myself. My plan was to take game as deep as possible and stay till the last ball. When KL Rahul got out I made clear that now I need to take game till the last over “ said Hooda in a video posted on KXIP’s Twitter.
When Jasprit Bumrah bowled his brilliant super over where he conceded only 5 runs then all the fans must have thought it will be a cakewalk for both batsmen especially for Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock. But the way Shami bowled his Super Over he also gave away only five runs due to which first Super Over was followed by another one to decide the eventual winner where Punjab hold their nerve and defeated Mumbai in second Super Over clash.
“When we scored five runs in Super Over I felt a bit low but then I saw the support staff who were still backing us to win the game. Then Shami Bhai top-class spell helped us to make a comeback. It was top class Super Over by him”. He added.
KXIP has to win their remaining five games so that they can claim the top 4 spots at the end of league stage. However, it will not be easy for them as they will be playing their next game against Delhi Capitals at Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday who are currently placed at the top position in the points table.