While Adam Zampa had a day to remember against India in the first One-day international in Sydney, it did not transpire without some drama. Adam Zampa was at the heart of Australia’s victory in Sydney; however, he dropped a catch of Virat Kohli’s bat when on 1 that fortunately did not prove costly later. The leggie has described the feeling of failing to take the Indian captain’s catch
It was in the seventh over that Pat Cummins dropped a short ball that Virat Kohli responded to with the pull shot but got a top edge. Adam Zampa got underneath it quite well; however, the ball went out of his hands. However, Josh Hazlewood removed Kohli three overs later and was one of his three wickets. Adam Zampa also revived himself by snaring four victims to be the pick of the bowlers.
Adam Zampa underlined that it is the worst feeling in the world and after every ball, he began feeling that; however, he wanted to make amends with the ball. The 27-year old was hilariously thankful not to have to bowl to Virat Kohli but also wanted to have the opportunity to get his wicket.
“It’s literally the worst feeling in the world. Each run you start to feel it after that, but from my point of view I was pretty keen to try and make amends with the ball. Fortunately, I didn’t end up having to bowl to him but it’s one of those things, you have to want to the next ball come to you and also want the ball and try and get the wicket as well,” Zampa told ESPN Cricinfo.
It’s really hard to imitate the pressure of one-day cricket: Adam Zampa
The South Australian lamented not being able to stay together as a squad for training and instead training separately. Zampa reckons that the best way to bring the pressure of an ODI game into fielding drills is to enhance the intensity of practice according to international standards.
“I wouldn’t want to make excuses but it’s really hard to imitate the pressure of one-day cricket and the best way to do it was when you are together as a squad and you do fielding sessions and the intensity of the training is at that international standard,” he added.