Nepal young leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is relishing his time while playing for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He scalped three wickets in Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and Sam Curran in the last night’s winning effort against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.
While speaking during the post-match press conference, Lamichhane revealed that he always focuses on doing his job really well. He mentioned that his main aim to perform well everytime he gets the opportunity to play for his IPL team.
“I have always wanted to do my job. I have to prove myself every time I get my chance,” quoted Sandeep Lamichhane.
Sometimes it feels disappointing
Lamichhane has not many opportunities in the playing eleven this season. He noted that sometimes it does feel disappointing to not get the chance on consistent basis. Lamichhane mentioned that there are some good reserve players in the Delhi Capitals team and they have much more knowledge about the game.
“Sometimes it feels disappointing (being not picked in the playing XI), but at the end of the day, you need good reserves and I think they have got much more knowledge on cricket. They have plans in their minds and that’s why they chose different playing XIs. You just need to keep improving,” he added.
Pretty happy with the Delhi wicket
While speaking about the Kotla track, Lamichhane stated that the pitch was turning at the start, but after that it was coming nicely onto the bat. Lamichhane picked up three wickets, however, gave away 40 runs in his quota of four overs. He revealed that the dew factor played a considerable role in yesterday’s game.
“Pitch was good today, it was turning a bit at the start but after that it was coming nicely onto the bat. The poor bowling today was due to dew factor and it was really wet and hard to grip,” Lamichhane furthered.
“Pretty happy with the pitch, it will be a good game if we get these kinds of wickets, but there was dew and that was the main factor tonight. Gripping was difficult, but there was turn on the pitch,” the Nepal leggie concluded.