Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore’s young pacer Jaydev Unadkat said he would like to emulate his team mate Ravi Rampaul and take up the challenge of bowling Super Overs.
Jaydev is a happy man after his team was third time lucky Tuesday as they beat Daredevils in the Super Over, after having lost to Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the one-over eliminator.
“We’ve played out three last-ball thrillers and I’m happy to finally be on the winning side. I would have loved to go out there and bowl the Super Over in that kind of atmosphere,” Unadkat was quoted as saying by IPLT20.com.
Jaydev said the loss against Super Kings, courtesy a no-ball by Rudra Pratap Singh, hurt Royal Challengers badly.
“That loss against the Chennai Super Kings really hurt all of us. We really wanted to win that game because Royal Challengers Bangalore have never done too well there. The way we lost was really heartbreaking for us and it also motivated us all,” he said.
Jaydev is happy not facing prolific hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.
“I am very, very lucky to play with guys like Gayle, Virat and AB and not against them. We’re a lucky bunch of bowlers in RCB not to be bowling to these batsmen,” Jaydev said.
Asked about the success of Royal Challengers bowling, Jaydev said: “That was the strategy that the team had in mind while picking so many bowlers this season. Royal Challengers are looking for bowlers who can restrict the opposition to 150-160 and they already have world-class batsmen to score those runs. We, (as bowlers) on our part, are sticking to the plans and delivering for the team.”
Jaydev, however, said that bowling in the death overs remains a concern for the team. They conceded 47 runs in the last four overs Tuesday night.
“We need to be patient and just keep executing our plans. We cannot just go through the motions in the death overs. It will be important for us to practice bowling the yorkers and the slower ones and then implement them in match situations,” he said.