Rovman Powell is in the form of his life and he has been showing that kind of form consistently for his team. He showed his power and dominance for West Indies earlier this year when they toured India for their white-ball leg. He instantly won the hearts and minds of the IPL franchises and was sold to Delhi in the mega auction.
In the match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), he unleashed a counter-attacking innings. The West Indian hard-hitter scored 67* off 35 balls at a strike rate of over 191. This knock included three fours and six sixes and guided Delhi to a mammoth total. He along with David Warner, who scored a brilliant 92* against his former side stitched an important partnership of 122 to propel his side to 207 in 20 overs.
Incidentally, Warner didn’t get the strike in the last over that his fans would have hoped for to complete his sweet revenge against his former team. In between the innings, when asked whether he thought about David Warner’s hundred and handing him the strike, Rovman Powell said, “I asked him if he wanted a single to get a hundred but he told me this isn’t how we play cricket and I should try to smack it as far as I can and as hard as I can and I did it.”
David Warner is known to be a team man and his actions proved it again. Rovman Powell scored 19 runs off Umran Malik’s last over and made sure Delhi reached a score of over 200.
“He asked me where I wanted to bat” – Rovman Powell on his chat with Rishabh Pant
The 27-year-old all-rounder from Jamaica had an underwhelming start to his IPL career, failing to put scores under his belt. However, the Capitals’ management persisted with him given that he possesses immense talent and when on song, he can tear apart any bowling unit.
Throwing light on his conversation with the Delhi captain, Rovman Powell revealed he asked Rishabh Pant to trust him and send him to bat at No.5.
“I had a conversation with Pant a few days back in the hotel room, he asked me where I wanted to bat, I just asked him to have trust in me. wanted to bat at number 5 since over the last year I’ve been batting there. I have improved my game against the spinners as well as the pacers, want to give myself a chance, play some 10-15 balls and then play the shots,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the total was enough for Delhi Capitals to secure two crucial points and keep their hopes alive of making it to the IPL 2022 playoffs.