The slower ball is my strength: Jaydev Unadkat
After helping the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a crucial win over the Delhi Daredevils with a five wicket haul, Jaydev Unadkat has proved that the IPL is not all about hitting fours and sixes by the dozen.
Unadkat, who used the slower delivery to great effect against Delhi speaks about his bowling strengths, RCB's chances of reaching the playoffs and bowling in the death overs.
Here are excerpts from his interview to 'IPLT20.com'. You can find the full interview here.
Did you have a predetermined game plan against any specific batsmen like Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag?
There was no specific plan made against a particular batsman. The only plan before the game was to bowl in the right areas and try to get crucial wickets by building up pressure. Getting Jayawardene and Sehwag out early was instrumental in our victory.
Sehwag looked in good form so how did you manage to get him out?
The wicket looked dry and with the two openers (Jayawardene and Sehwag) timing the ball really well, it was crucial for me to remove the pace off the ball by bowling slower deliveries which ultimately did the trick.
Did you feel pressure while bowling the final over?
I never felt pressure since I had bowled well earlier. Irfan Pathan was looking good and my only plan was to bowl six good balls in the over which I did.
How will this win improve RCB's chances in the points standings?
It was a very close game and the win is important for our chances of making it to the playoffs. Since we had lost from a winning position against the Kings XI Punjab, we were motivated enough not to allow it to happen once again.
What are your bowling strengths?
My bowling strength is the 'Yorker'. I also love to mix up deliveries and bowl the slower one occasionally.
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