IPL 2021- PBKS vs RR: Arshdeep Singh says, ‘Field was set, the plan to execute wide yorkers’- Punjab Kings bowler Arshdeep Singh, who bowled the last over and helped his team in the nail-biting finish, said that the plan was to bowl wide yorkers off the final over and execute them properly. He got Sanju Samson (119) off the last ball as RR needed 5 to win off the final ball. Arshdeep took 3 wickets and gave 35 runs in his 4 over spell.
“Now it is beating pretty good. Before the last over, it was beating pretty fast. The plan was simple and it was to execute six balls wide outside off. I tried to york him. The only thing he could get was a four. But he got under one of those. But still the plan was to execute the same. The staff and the captain have been very supportive. They were telling me in the practice game, what role I need to play. That really helps the confidence. The form was really good in the 20 over tournament (Syed Mushtaq Ali). The ball was coming out nicely. We have a knack of playing close games. Good to get those two points,” he said.
He also said that the dew was not a big factor in the game against RR. Earlier, CSK and MI had stressed on dew factor in 7.30 pm matches.
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On being asked about Punjab Kings’s familiarity with the last-ball finish, Arshdeep said, “The wicket was pretty good. I guess in such a good league, you cannot write off any team,” after a nail-biting 7-run win over RR.
Arshdeep Singh held his nerve in the final over to help Punjab Kings register a thrilling win and skipper KL Rahul said the 22-year-old bowler enjoys bowling in the pressure situation.“I had gone to Arshdeep for crucial overs last year too. He doesn’t mind bowling the pressure overs, he seems to enjoy it. He loves being in the contest. Love throwing him the ball. He’s pretty clear with what he wants to do,” Rahul told host broadcaster Star Sports after the win.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) will now lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday.