The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle uncovered that he felt “angry and upset” going in to the Super Over after Kings XI Punjab were in an commanding position to go over the line the IPL game against Mumbai Indians in regulation period.
Subsequent to crushing Royal Challengers Bangalore off the last ball, KXIP by and by wound up taking the run pursue excessively profound against Mumbai, driving the game to two Super Overs on October 18.
Pursuing 11 runs in the second Super Over, the “Universe Boss” hit a six off the very first ball before opener Mayank Agarwal crushed successive fours to allow KXIP their second back to back win.
“No, I wasn’t nervous. I was a touch more irate and upset that we got ourselves in this position. Yet, it’s a game of cricket and these things do occur,” Gayle told Agarwal and Mohammad Shami during a post-coordinate show.
“In any event, when we were going out to bat (in the second Super Over) you asked me ‘who will face the first ball’ I replied ‘Mayank you truly asked that question?’ It must be the Universe Boss who faces the first ball’,” Gayle said.
For Punjab, Shami produced a splendid first Super over, guarding five runs which was trailed by Chris Jordan yielding 11 runs in the second.
“Shami is the man of the match for me. To protect six runs against Rohit (Sharma) and (Quinton) de Kock, that is awesome. That is an extraordinary work.
“I have confronted you in the nets and I realize that you can nail those yorkers, and nail them well. Today he came and conveyed and brought it home for us,” Gayle included.
Shami, who nailed his yorkers in the Super Over to permit MI to just rise to KXIP’s score, said with the room for give and take being so less he only focused on what he realized he could do best.
“It was exceptionally troublesome. At the point when you get 15-17 runs to defend in the Super Over, it’s an alternate issue inside and out. You accept at the back of your psyche that you can do it.
“In any case, when the room for error is so less, you focus on what you can do best. I believe a lot in myself. At the point when I was backpedaling on top of my mark every ball, I was saying to myself, ‘This last ball was extraordinary. The following ball will be extraordinary as well’ I rehashed that multiple times,” Shami included.
In their first match of the competition against Delhi Capitals, KXIP had neglected to score the necessary single run of the last three balls and the game went to a Super Over which they lost. Batting in the second Super Over against MI, Agarwal said he was looking to deal in boundaries.
“The game against Delhi Capitals rung a bell. Be that as it may, Gayle let me know ‘Mayank, simply watch the ball and the rest will be fine’.
“Also, that was all that I had in my brain that I need to watch the ball and hit it. I didn’t consider taking ones and twos. I was resolved to hit a boundary and fortunately it occurred,” Agarwal included.