Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicket-keeper batsman, Shreevats Goswami says that his side is usually calm and collective, and doesn’t make any hoopla around themselves, which is their biggest strength.
Shreevats Goswami has been associated with the IPL since 2008 – he was the Emerging Player of the Year in the first season – and has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders before joining Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. But the left-hander has featured in only 31 games in the IPL.
He says that the David Warner-led side goes calmly about their business and doesn’t believe in ‘show-off’ about themselves.
“The biggest strength of Sunrisers Hyderabad is that we go about our jobs quietly and calmly. We’re not like other teams because we don’t show off or brag about ourselves. We just calmly play the game,” Shreevats Goswami told ESPNCricinfo.
It is definitely special to play against (MS) Dhoni: Shreevats Goswami
The 31-year-old remains the backup keeper-opener option of Jonny Bairstow and Wriddhiman Saha at SRH. He likes playing against his former team, RCB, which he led by his 2008 Under-19 captain, Virat Kohli, especially at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
For Shreevats Goswami, playing against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings has been special in the IPL. He has featured in matches against RCB and 5 versus CSK, but couldn’t make any notable score.
“I haven’t had that many opportunities to play in the IPL so picking one team is tough because I’d like to play against any team But if you make me pick one, I’ll pick Royal Challengers Bangalore, since it was the first team I played for in the IPL, and I like playing at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“I like playing against everyone, no one in particular. But it is definitely special to play against (MS) Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings is a good team too, so it’s good playing against them,” the Bengal keeper added.
The 2016 champions commence their IPL 2021 campaign on April 11th against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai.