Harshal Patel, successful Royal Challengers Bangalore’s opener against Mumbai Indians, claimed his maiden five-wicket haul successful IPL. The uncapped pacer claimed the wickets of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya and Marco Jansen to dismantle Mumbai Indians’ batting and restrict them to 159 for 9.
Patel missed his hat-trick successful the last implicit successful Mumbai’s innings but became the archetypal bowler successful the past of IPL to instrumentality a 5-wicket haul against the 5-time IPL champions. Skipper Virat Kohli said that Patel volition beryllium a decease overs bowler for RCB and the pacer is each up for the role.
“I’ve ever believed that my superior relation is making a affirmative interaction for my team. If the skipper is assured capable to enactment maine successful those important situations, I look astatine it arsenic a privilege and it is thing that I look guardant to keeping doing for a agelong time. And I’m blessed that I’m being trusted with the role,” Harshal Patel said successful a virtual enactment with reporters connected Tuesday (April 13).
About squad managements starting to spot uncapped Indian pacers with the decease overs relation is thing that Patel believes is going to go a affirmative inclination successful the marquee T20 league.
“Most of the teams, their management, person started looking astatine however the bowlers are doing successful signifier games, successful training, however bully they are astatine their execution careless of what their stature is. Whether they are capped players, uncapped players, planetary players. I deliberation it’s a bully inclination that radical are starting o realise that adjacent the uncapped bowlers are bully capable to instrumentality responsibilities for decease bowling. I deliberation we’ll spot much of this going forward,” helium said.