New Delhi, May 6: After playing a match-winning shot against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL 2022 season, Delhi Capitals hard-hitting batsman Rovman Powell revealed that he tried to convince captain Rishabh Pant about his batting ability against spinners and requested to send him from return to No. 5 in the batting order.
The 28-year-old Powell had started this IPL season at No. 6, then batted twice at No. 5 in the middle, before being pushed to No. a game where they were chasing 223 and came up short.
In fact bowlers such as Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur were dispatched before him.
Before the game against SRH on Thursday, West Indian had scored just 135 runs in eight innings at 19:28. Since the right-hander had hit multiple positions and wasn’t having a great IPL season, Pant went to his room after the previous game and asked where he wanted to hit, to which Powell replied, “Just trust me and let me hit.” “. Number 5.” Batting at No. 5, Powell played an attacking hit (67 no out of 35) and posted an unbeaten 122-run partnership with David Warner (92 no out), helping the Delhi Capitals defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 21 runs in IPL Match 50. 2022 at Brabourne Stadium.
“Over the last year or so, my ability to hit against the effects has increased, I hit against the effects much better and I can already hit against the rhythm. I just told him [Pant] trust me at no. 5, give me a chance to start, hit the first 15-20 balls, that’s how I want to hit, and then (after) 20 balls I’ll try to maximize,” Powell told Star Sports.
Powell also mentioned that things were a bit tough for him at the start of this IPL and spoke with his boss about his disappointment in hitting further down the order.
“I came to the IPL knowing that I am in good shape, knowing that I have worked a lot. At the beginning of the IPL, it was a bit difficult for me. I still believe in myself. I had a conversation with Rishabh and explained that I was a bit disappointed to hit at No. 8 in that game,” he said.
“But it’s the nature of the game, whatever situation you’ve put yourself in, you have to do your best.” Rishabh and the coach [Ricky Ponting]They came to a conclusion and a plan and they let me hit a little earlier,” he added.
On the other hand, Pant, 24, said he doesn’t mind having a conversation or two with his teammates.
“I don’t mind having a conversation or two here and there. In the beginning, he wasn’t doing enough racing, but we knew what he could give us, so we backed him up and now he’s coming out with flying colors,” he said. .