Former India pacer Irfan Pathan has praised Jaydev Unadkat for his bowling performance against Delhi Capitals. Irfan Pathan said that Jaydev Unadkat used his variations well while playing his first match for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. The Rajasthan Royals’ pacer Unadkat took three wickets while conceding just 15 runs in his four overs.
Jaydev Unadkat was not part of Rajasthan Royals’ first match in IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings. Against Delhi Capitals, the left-arm bowler Unadkat dismantled the opposition’s top order. He dismissed Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ajinkya Rahane within the powerplay overs to shock Delhi Capitals who batted first in the match. Unadkat also won the player of the match award for his spectacular 3-wicket haul.
Jaydev Unadkat Was Brilliant: Irfan Pathan
While speaking on ESPNCricinfo, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan lauded Jaydev Unadkat for his magnificent bowling in the match. He also mentioned that Unadkat’s bowling spell will boost his confidence in IPL 2021.
“When you get early wickets, it gives you a lot of confidence, and there is no looking afterwards. This spell of his bowling will give him a lot of confidence going forward in IPL. It will be really good for Rajasthan Royals,” Irfan Pathan said.
Irfan also added that Unadkat’s brilliant bowling made him very happy and also said that he used his variations very well.
“Brilliant, brilliant by this left-armer. Especially what happened at the auctions. I always believe players don’t ask for big money. If he is getting it, it’s good for him. Look, when any bowler does well, it makes me really happy. Especially the way he bowled today.
He used his variations really well, he was trying to hit the ball really, really hard, when he was trying to hit in the middle of the pitch. All the variations were working for him,” Irfan Pathan added.
After Jaydev Unadkat Toppled Delhi Capitals’ top order, Rishabh Pant (51) scored a half-century for his team. However, the team could only reach 147-8 in 20 overs. For Rajasthan Royals, David Miller played a spectacular knock of 62 runs after the team lost some quick wickets at the start.
In the end, Chris Morris played an impeccable cameo by hitting four sixes in the last two overs which helped Rajasthan Royals to seal the victory in the match by 3 wickets.