Mayank, who had amassed 424 runs in the IPL 2020 season held in the UAE, had scored 14 and 0 towards Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings to make a dismal begin to the IPL 2021 season.
However, the 30-year-old discovered his contact in Match 11 of IPL 2021 as he smashed a scorching 36-ball 69 to assist Punjab Kings put up 195 for 4 towards Delhi Capitals.
“I wasn’t thinking too much, I planned to do and keep the midset that worked for me last year. I thought last match I had a good ball, I didn’t want to stress too much about it and wanted to look forward and so stuck to what worked for me,” Mayank mentioned throughout the post-match digital press-conference.
However Mayank’s innings was not sufficient as Shikhar Dhawan led the Delhi Capitals run chase with a belligerent 92.
“I thought it was a good total. It wasn’t as easy in the first innings and I thought dew played a factor coming in the second innings,” Mayank added.
The Karnataka opener was happy to be back among the runs.
“I was batting well in the nets, I was getting into good positions, it was about holding shape and I don’t want to live in the previous games and I’m happy how I batted,” he mentioned.
Mayank additionally credited Delhi Capitals for the method they chased down the huge complete with consummate ease.
“I thought Delhi Capitals batted exceedingly well, also there was a dew factor. Credited to Delhi bowlers how they executed after the 12 overs, they went into death bowling and executed it beautifully.”
Asked how can dew be countered to make it a good contest, Mayank mentioned, “I don’t think we can do much about it as players. It boils down to execution under pressure and practising that. Those are the things which are under our control.”
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