IPL 2018: "Getting AB de Villiers out gave SRH a lot of confidence", says Rashid Khan

Sunrisers Hyderabad went onto beat RCB last night.

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Another Sunrisers Hyderabad game and Rashid Khan was brilliant again. Protecting the modest but competitive target of 147 on a sluggish surface, SRH led by Kane Williamson were brilliant as they won the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore including Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, by 6 runs in the end. 

SRH has the best bowling line-up in the competition and Rashid Khan factor is the big reason behind. His wicket-taking ability and at the same time excellent miserliness with the economy rate has made him one of the best T20 players in the world. Even last night, Rashid made the matchwinning impact by picking up two absolutely vital wickets one of them included the mighty AB de Villiers.

He was interviewed about it by his own teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar for IPL's official website and said, "Everybody knows that AB de Villiers is a game-changing player. The plan was to bowl in right areas and mix-up the deliveries with leg-spin, top-spin, googly. So I set him up with few leg-spin deliveries and then bowled a googly. It was a huge wicket and that gave us a lot of confidence,"


Bhuvneshwar Kumar another matchwinner for SRH on the night, talked about his contribution and said, "My focus was not on the outcome but on the process. I knew that if bowl in right areas then we could defend 12 runs in the final over. My focus was on variations and execution," 

He further added, "The focus is on restricting the opposition from scoring easy runs, forcing them to make mistakes. The secret of our victories is that we keep taking wickets at the regular intervals. That's very important to defend low totals. Fielders have also complimented us very well. So, it has been an overall effort that has led to these exciting wins."

By Kashish Chadha - 08 May, 2018

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