Virendra Sehwag told me to back my strength: Sandeep Sharma

Virendra Sehwag told me to back my strength: Sandeep Sharma

The 23 years old right-arm medium pace bowler Sandeep Sharma bowling outplayed Delhi Daredevils in just 67 runs in 17.1 overs. Sandeep Sharma took 4/20 in his 4 overs spell. As Kings XI Punjab beats Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets.

Sandeep Sharma who claimed the wickets of Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Shreyas Iyer and Kagiso Rabada. Sandeep Sharma was adjudged Man of the Match.

Sandeep Sharma said, "I got a break in the last match. Virender Sehwag told me to take a break and think about the game. I was bound to play the next game."

He further added, "I was actually talking to Viru paaji who told me that my strength is swing and I should back that, regardless of how many runs I concede. He told me that the important thing is if I take wickets from a new ball. That is better. I am a local here, so I know that in the afternoon matches here, the wicket sticks. I knew it so my plan was to not bowl short but fuller lengths consciously. Batting here is difficult in the afternoon. I am very happy that our team played well. It is always a nice feeling to contribute to your team. That catch was a great moment. We planned a lot for this match. We cannot afford to have a loose play at this stage of the game, as we lost the last game (against Sunrisers Hyderabad)."