Back in kind with a scintillating half-century, Punjab Kings’ Mayank Agarwal says he wasn’t too harassed about not firing within the first couple of IPL matches and tried to stay to the issues that labored for him within the final version.
Mayank, who had amassed 424 runs within the final season within the UAE, had scored 14 and 0 in opposition to Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings to make a dismal begin to the continuing season.
However, the 30-year-old from Bangalore discovered his contact on Sunday as he smashed a scorching 36-ball 69 to assist Punjab publish 195 for 4 in opposition to Delhi Capitals.
“I wasn’t thinking too much, I planned to do and keep the mindset 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,” he stated throughout a digital press-conference.
“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 am happy how I batted.”
The complete, nonetheless, didn’t show sufficient as final yr’s runners-up Delhi Capitals romped residence in 18.2 overs, using on opener Shikhar Dhawan’s 49-ball 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 stated.
“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 an excellent contest, Mayank stated: “I don’t think we can do much about it as players. It boils down to execution under pressure and practicing that. Those are the things which are under our control.”
Punjab will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on Wednesday.