We just love to entertain and T20 is our perfect platform – Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul, who is playing his first IPL this year had a great debut game. He picked up key wickets of Vijay, Bravo and Dhoni during the last game against the Chennai Super Kings.
Here are some excerpts from Rampaul’s interview with IPLT20.com, You can find the original interview here.
An IPL debut – a long time wish just came true?
Definitely! Ever since I got bought by RCB I’ve been working hard for the IPL and finally to get the opportunity was good. It came in a losing cause but I had a good experience. Hopefully, the more games I play, I’ll get better and help the team win a few games.
Did the CLT20 experience give you a good idea of what to expect in IPL?
I have played three CLT20s and so I had an idea of how it is like to play at this stage. I have been bowling to these batsmen for a while now and so I felt quite comfortable. You’ve got to keep your nerve and just focus on executing your plan in tough situations.
The West Indians have ruled IPL 2013 so far. Would you say it’s the boost in confidence after the World Twenty20 win?
The World Twenty20 has been a real morale booster. Also, back home the Caribbean T20 league is very competitive. Caribbean people like flamboyance, we like to play big shots and love excitement. We just love to entertain and T20 is our perfect platform.
How has it been being part of the 11-member strong pace bowling group at the RCB?
It’s a very good feeling to have so many of your kind around. They’ve been very welcoming and there’s a lot of competition among all of us as well, which is a good thing. You want players to be fighting for a spot in the XI. It always keeps a player desperate to perform and he knows if he won’t, there are many others to take his place.
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