IND v NZ: I could not have asked for a better debut, says Harshal Patel – Ranchi News

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After bagging the purple cap by selecting 32 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021, Patel made his India debut within the second T20I in opposition to New Zealand in Ranchi, which the hosts gained by seven wickets. For his figures of two/25, Patel bagged the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

“It took me a lot of time to make my debut, but I do not have any regrets. I am very happy. My learnings during that time are helping me now. I could not have asked for a better debut,” mentioned Patel to Yuzvendra Chahal in a video launched by BCCI on Saturday.

Patel additionally expressed shock over vice-captain KL Rahul not getting the Player of the Match award for his knock of 65 off 49 b”lls. “In my thoughts, after the match ends, if you see the scoreboard, my identify needs to be on prime of the three bowlers. I did that however I did not count on to win the Man of the Match award. Honestly, I felt KL (Rahul) ought to have been given this award. But I am not complaining as a result of the way in which he performed on a tough pitch, it was an distinctive “nock.”

Talking about how he went in regards to the proceedings on his debut, Patel defined that he tailored to the situations on the sphere and adopted his standard p”ocess. “I caught to a comparable course of which I saved in the course of the IPL. I knew that though I was taking part in for India however my skillset would not change. Whatever we see of the opposition batsmen whereas planning within the assembly and together with the situations, you want t” adapt.”

“For example, I realised that it would not be possible to execute yorker with the wet ball. Then I decided to go with the slower ball option on a double-paced wicket and use the square boundaries to make it difficult for batsmen to play.”

The 30-yr-outdated elaborated on issues he realized by watching former South Africa captain AB de Villiers, who introduced his retirement from all types of cricket, together with the IPL. Patel shared the dressing room with de Villiers from 2012-2017 and within the 2021 version of the IPL at RCB. “If there’s one thing that I have learned from him is that if the team needs to be brought out of a difficult situation, he has to raise the hand, every single time, he comes out and does it. I have seen him in so many pressure situations where the game could have gone either way. He would just come out and win the game for the team. That is the one thing I have “ried to do.”

“I am nowhere close to to him by way of expertise and capability. It is the perspective which I have all the time tried to inculcate in my very own sport. Off the sphere, the sort of particular person he’s does not matter in case you have by no means performed IPL or are in your tenth yr, he makes you are feeling like you’re a a part of the household or are a superb buddy. That’s one thing that I actually, actually respect. I am going to cherish each single second I had with him and can miss him on the sphere.”

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