Sunrisers Hyderabad youngster Priyam Garg has revealed the message he received from his senior teammate Kane Williamson after his stunning fifty against Chennai Super Kings on Friday. Before scoring his first-ever IPL fifty, Priyam Garg had infuriated Williamson by declining the latter’s call for a run which eventually led to the New Zealand skipper’s run-out.
Williamson, who rarely lets his emotion get the better of him on the field, did not look happy at all after the run-out and gave a stare to his younger teammate before walking off the field. Well, Priyam Garg has revealed the former SRH captain had calmed down and was all praise for him when he went back to the dug-out after slamming the 23-ball fifty.
“It felt really bad when he got run-out. He was a set batsman. That he was run-out was a mistake, but everything went alright after that,” Priyam Garg told IPLT20.com.
“When I went back to the dug out, he said to me ‘Don’t worry mate, forget about it. You’ve batted really well’,” he added.
SRH were reeling at 69 for 4 after 11 overs when Williamson returned to the pavilion. The onus was on Priyam Garg to deliver and he did not disappoint. He helped SRH collect as many as 95 runs in the last 9 overs and finish on a competitive 164 for 5.
The score turned out to be enough in the end as Chennai Super Kings ended on 157 for 5. The former India U19 skipper received good support from Abhishek Sharma who scored 31 as the duo shared a crucial 77-run stand for the fifth wicket,
“I had no pressure when Abhishek came in to bat, because we know each other and our strengths,” said Priyam Garg. “We both gelled well together and enjoyed each others’ batting. I felt really good about scoring my first IPL fifty.”
“I thought I could take 3-4 balls to get in, but that turned into 7-8 balls. Priyam was batting very well, so I thought I shouldn’t be the one negating the runs, so I decided to target Ravindra Jadeja,” Sharma said.