Updated: October 3, 2020 3:13:07 pm
The promising Priyam Garg mentioned he “felt no pressure” when fellow rookie Abhishek Sharma walked in to bat with their crew Sunrisers Hyderabad precariously positioned in an IPL match right here as they’re “familiar” with each others’ strengths.
On a day when the highest weapons David Warner (28), Jonny Bairstow (0), Kane Williamson (9), Manish Pandey (29) failed to fireplace, the Sunrisers’ younger middle-order rose to the event towards Chennai Super Kings.
Garg, who notched up his maiden IPL fifty, and Sharma (31) resurrected Sunrisers’ innings after they had been reeling at 69 for 4 at one level.
The duo stitched a 77-run stand for the fifth wicket as Sunrisers collected 53 runs in the final 4 overs to achieve a aggressive 164 for 5 on Friday.
“I had no pressure when Abhishek got here in to bat, because we know each different and our strengths, Garg informed Sharma in a video posted on the IPL web site.
“We both gelled well together and enjoyed each others’ batting. I felt really good about scoring my first IPL fifty,” he added.
Garg was additionally concerned in a horrible combine up that value the wicket of Williamson.
After dropping the wicket of skipper Warner, Williamson flicked the very subsequent ball to mid-wicket and referred to as for a fast single. However, Garg barely responded and the senior batsman was left stranded mid-pitch.
“It felt really bad when he got run-out. He was a set batsman. That he was run-out was a mistake, but everything went alright after that,” he mentioned.
But all was forgiven after Garg’s stellar knock.
“When I went back to the dug out, he said to me ‘don’t worry mate, forget about it. You’ve batted really well,” Garg mentioned.
Garg, who led the Indian under-19 crew in this 12 months’s World Cup, comes from a humble background. His father drove college buses and offered milk to gas his cricketing ambitions.
The 19-year-old, who was purchased by Sunrisers for Rs 1.9 crore, entered the IPL on the again of some spectacular knocks in the Ranji Trophy.
Meanwhile Sharma, who was part of the Indian crew that received the 2018 U-19 World Cup, mentioned he didn’t need to “negate runs” and thus determined to go after Ravindra Jadeja.
“I thought I could take 3-4 balls to get in, but that turned into 7-8 balls. Priyam was batting very well, so I thought I shouldn’t be the one negating the runs, so I decided to target Ravindra Jadeja,” Sharma mentioned.
Sharma was skilled by World Cup-winning India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh at PCA’s new stadium in Mohali in the course of the off season.
Yuvraj takes particular curiosity in Sharma together with Shubman Gill and frequently works with the duo.
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