Former Indian player Virender Sehwag was unable to comprehend how David Miller was unable to hit any of the slower balls in the last over. David Miller played three dot balls in the last over while confronting Daniel Sams in their IPL 2022 contest.
Mumbai Indians (MI) got a last-wheeze prevail upon the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Friday. The Rohit Sharma-drove side protected nine runs in the last over to seal their third success of the competition.
Virender Sehwag Surprised By MI’s Comeback
GT seemed in the proper hold of the match until the last three overs. Conceding that he didn’t see the five-time victors getting back in the game, Virender Sehwag said on Cricbuzz:
“The bowling in the last over was not that special that prevented them from scoring those 9 runs. I did not expect them to come back in this fashion. Credit to Sams, all of the balls were slower ones. I cannot understand how Miller failed to connect any one of those. The last two balls did not even touch his bat.”
Daniel Sams was given the responsibility of protecting nine runs in the last over against David Miller and Rahul Tewatia. The Australian all-rounder bowled a huge number of cutters and surrendered simply three runs that prompted his side’s second success in IPL 2022.
Virender Sehwag Impressed By MI Bowlers
Virender Sehwag acknowledged Sams as well as Jasprit Bumrah and Kieron Pollard for their execution of slower balls in the last phases of the subsequent innings.
He said: “How many bowlers are there who can defend 9 runs in an over. In this tournament, bowlers have been unable to defend even 22-23 runs. We all thought Tewatia might hit one, irrespective of the boundary size. Bumrah and Pollard also executed their slower balls well.”
Sehwag added: “When one bowler’s slower ball grips, the message is passed around so that the other bowlers can try as well. Sams never thought of bowling the yorker or the bouncer. I was impressed by Sams today.”
The left-arm all-rounder was dropped from playing XI subsequent to surrendering 35 runs against Pat Cummins prior to the competition. Be that as it may, he has offered areas of strength with both bat and ball since his callback to the playing 11.
With just cosmic chances based on their side in conditions of playoff games qualifications, the last positioned side has now gotten consecutive wins. The five-time victors persevered through the most awful beginning throughout the entire existence of IPL in the wake of losing their initial eight matches.