“My dream was to win a match for Delhi Capitals in the last over!” says Mukesh Kumar after heroics against SRH

Under the captaincy of David Warner, Delhi Capitals won their 2nd match in a row against 1-time winners Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. It was a good outcome for DC who are in desperate need of a turn around after losing their first 5 matches.

They are gradually under the process of a comeback but more of convincing performances are required to register victories in high-octane matches against formidable opponents. And for a fact, they were able to grab wins against KKR and SRH only because of a solid bowling unit which has now defended back-to-back totals.

And DC batters must fully launch themselves so that Delhi can stay alive in the IPL. One of their pacers, Mukesh Kumar has become the talk of the town after bowling a brilliant last over of the 2nd innings. Since then he has attracted a lot of eyes towards him as he threw tumultuous yorkers to defend 13 runs to seal the victory for his side.

“I just wanted to win the match for Delhi Capitals and it didn’t matter to me if I didn’t get wickets. I wanted to find a way to not concede a boundary in the final delivery. I’ll look to replicate this performance in the future.” – Mukesh Kumar said. 

The target of 145 became the lowest total ever defended by Delhi Capitals in their history. IPL Veteran Ishant Sharma led the bowling attack by example with a spell of 1/18 in 3 overs. Anrich Nortje conceded the most runs with 33 runs in 4 overs but also picked 2 important wickets.

Axar Patel had man of the match winning figures of 2/22 in 4 overs with Kuldeep Yadav going for 22 runs in 4 overs with a scalp. But Mukesh Kumar was the man on focus even after not picking a wicket as he gave away just 5 runs in the last over.

Following his performance, the 29-year-old shared the story of his manifestation to win a match for Delhi Capitals in an high intensity fixture. “I always dreamt of winning the match for Delhi Capitals in the last over and that’s what i tried to do. I wanted to make full use of the opportunity when i was told that i would bowl the 20th over. There i held my nerve and focused on my target.