Caribbean batter Rovman Powell, at last, came to the party with the bat as he assisted Delhi Capitals with the win against Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR had DC in difficulty with captain Rishabh Pant falling without troubling much.
Then Shreyas Iyer took the ball and bowled four dot balls which excited the fans. The fans believed that they may be setting out toward a last over completion. Be that as it may, Powell assumed responsibility, hitting a six, fixing the game in a jiffy!
It Was Not That Difficult Of A Situation: Rovman Powell
Powell who was purchased for INR 2.8 Crores, had an awful run in the first half of the season, scoring only 31 runs in five games.
“It was a simple situation that require you to play singles early. Once you get the singles early, the boundary balls will always come. It was not that difficult of a situation. I played it well,” recalled Powell after the game in a press conference.
“They bowled their best bowlers early trying to get us out. Once we didn’t get out, you know that in the back end some makeshift bowlers will come and bowl…” said Powell who hit a six each against Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer at the back finish of the game.
Rovman Powell Backed By The DC Team Management
The West Indian will be really glad that he has scored a few runs, 33 to be exact, as he had only 31 to his name in last five games.
“Yeah, it was a tough start, but I was in form. In the early part of the season, I was going out for like one ball, two balls and those kinds of stuff. When you get those innings, they don’t state whether you’re a good player or bad player,” stated Powell while also recalling the feeling within the group.
“The team – the captain, coach – rallied around me, and told me that I’ll play all the games. ‘So just relax, just to play cricket and to enjoy it’.
“My start in the competition wasn’t the best, but I trust all the work I had done before the IPL.”
Delhi Capitals won the match by 4 wickets to hand over Kolkata Knight Riders their 5th consecutive defeat of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.