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You Need To Have Variety In Your Pace: Kagiso Rabada

In the second IPL game of the blockbuster Sunday, Delhi Capitals (DC) marched off with an amazing 39-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. It was total bowlers dominated evening as first the SRH bowling duo comprising of Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivered brilliant spells to restrict the opposition within a thin first innings total. And then in the second innings, it was the fast bowling trio of Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul and Chris Morris who displayed stunning combined efforts to defend the modest total and in turn propelled DC to a splendid win.

You do have a responsibility as an overseas player

DC right-arm fast bowler Kagiso Rabada picked up a sensational four-wicket haul to trigger a massive SRH batting collapse and in turn guide his team to a remarkable victory. He was awarded the Man of the Match award for his scintillating performance and during the post-match presentation ceremony, he stated that it was important for them to stick to the game plans prepared.

“We have our game plans and all that we try to do is to stick to it. We hope it goes our way and more often than not, it should go your way,” quoted Kagiso Rabada.

Rabada reckoned that in the modern-day format, it is very crucial to have bagful of variations. Along with Rabada, Chris Morris and Keemo Paul also bowled amazingly well to pick up three wickets each.

“It’s been the trend so far, you need to have variety in your pace. We try to talk about change-ups especially if wickets are assisting those type of changes. It worked for us today. In many ways, you do have a responsibility as an overseas player. We are working on all the departments and it’s working well for us,” he added.

This is a dream come true for me

Keemo Paul also bowled really well last night, returning with excellent figures of 3 for 17. After the game, Keemo noted that his family has supported him tremendously thus far. He reckoned that IPL is surely the biggest league in the world. He also mentioned that the Hyderabad wicket suited him and he adapted the wicket really well. 

“First of all thanks to God. This is a dream come true for me. My family has supported me tremendously. It is the biggest league in the world and why not enjoy it. Went back of the hand and it worked for me. I just tried to adapt to the wicket. I just bowled to suit the wicket,” said Keemo Paul.