Kings XI Punjab and English seamer Chris Jordan is one of the specialists T20 cricketers in the world, primarily known for his tidy death-bowling. Chris Jordan excelled in the recently concluded T20 series against Australia through his intelligent change of variations and pinpoint yorkers. With Jordan going for plenty of runs against Marcus Stoinis in Punjab’s first game, he has highlighted the trait needed for bowling in the slog overs.
Chris Jordan went for 24 runs in the final over of the second match of IPL 2020. Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis took the English seamer to the cleaners, slamming three fours and two sixes and brought a half-century off 50 deliveries to lead Delhi Capitals to a respectable total. A week later, his teammate Sheldon Cottrell conceded five sixes in the 17th over against Rajasthan Royals as they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Chris Jordan mentioned that the T20 format is ruthless and the batsmen could play some outrageous shots; hence, a sense of humour is imperative. Jordan added that cricketers have bad days more than good, which makes it further essential to carry a sense of humour with them. The Barbadian mentioned that one should be blessed to showcase their skills, considering the uncertain times presently.
“The format can be unforgiving and guys can also play some unbelievable shots. So, you have to have a sense of humour. Of course you do set high standards for yourself and you want to become better after every game but that is not how life works. If you check over a period of time you have more bad days than good days in your entire career.
That is why it is important to have that sense of humour when these things happen (you go for runs). Anyway, we are at a point in our lives where things are very uncertain (due to COVID-19) and the fact that we are able to play and show our skills and do what we love is a blessing in itself,” Jordan stated as quoted by News18.
“What happened to Sheldon can happen to anyone” : Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan empathised with Sheldon Cottrell, saying that it could happen to anyone. Since a bowler is up against some of the best hitters in the world at death, it is vital to carry the sense of humour. Jordan has played only one match in IPL 2020 so far; however, could find a spot in the later stages of the tournament.
“What happened to Sheldon can happen to anyone. When you are bowling in those periods of the game, you have to have a sense of humour because when you do bowl in the death, you are bowling against the best hitters in the world,” the 31-year old added further.