The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been no short of excitement. From Super Overs to double Super Overs to thrilling encounters – IPL 2020 has lived up to the expectations. Kings XI Punjab fast bowler Mohammed Shami admitted that he will cherish the memory of double Super Over all his life.
The pacer from Bengal has had a breakthrough season for Punjab in the ongoing cash-rich league. While Punjab have found new heroes every now and then, Shami has been constantly performing for his side. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami heroic moment came in the game against Mumbai Indians when he defending 5 runs in the Super Overs.
Double Super Over match will be forever in my heart – Mohammed Shami
His brilliance in the tie-breaker took the game into another Super Over where Kings XI Punjab emerged victorious. Speaking to timesnownews.com, Mohammed Shami revealed that he will cherish that moment forever. He also added that his plan was to hit six yorkers which came out well and helped to contain Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma.
“It is extremely difficult to defend 5 runs in T20 cricket; one bad ball and you will be hit for a six. And Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma were in brilliant form, so it was very difficult, but I knew I had to back my own strengths. Rahul asked me what I intended to do; I told him I will bowl six yorkers,” Mohammed Shami said.
“My confidence increased as I bowled one good yorker after another. And yes, this will go down as one of my best games, as my over indirectly played a role in my team winning the match in the second Super Over. And the match saw two Super Overs – this is a memory for a lifetime,” he added.
Furthermore, Mohammed Shami also spoke about his equation with Punjab skipper KL Rahul. Both of them have played together for long in the India jersey and understands each other’s game pretty well. Shami also added Rahul trusts him fully which has given him the confidence to express while bowling.
“Rahul and I have played international cricket for a long time now, and we understand each other really well. We respect each other a lot. When it is about batting, I listen to him, and vice versa when it comes to bowling. It is very important for a bowler in a format like T20 cricket to have the support and trust of your captain. That helps in increasing the confidence of the bowler,” Mohammed Shami concluded.