IPL Auction 2022: I Was Just Sitting At Home Watching On The Couch - Josh Hazlewood When His Name Came Up

Published - 14 Feb 2022, 04:19 PM

Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins
Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins. Image Source-Getty

Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood revealed that it’s quite a strange feeling when a player’s name comes up in the auction and you’re watching as the bidding happens.

Hazlewood said he was racked up at home and watching on his couch when his name popped up and there was a 5-way tussle to acquire the pacer’s services. Eventually, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) put in the winning bid at INR 7.75 crores.

I was just sitting at home watching on the couch. It’s a strange thing to sit through when your name comes up and then the bidding starts. It happens pretty quickly.

Josh Hazelwood
Josh Hazlewood (Image Credit: Twitter)

Everyone wants to bowl those difficult overs and really nail them. That’s when you get put up in lights for things like the IPL. It’s good to be the man,” Hazlewood told cricket.com.au.

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Prior to his recent success, Hazlewood was looked at as a bowler who was quite predictable for the shortest format of the game. However, he has turned his fortunes around after playing for CSK and Australia in last year’s T20 World Cup.

Just learning what to bowl at what times to what batters. I know it sounds reasonably simple, but I think doing that planning before the games and knowing who’s who, where their strengths are, and where to bowl (is crucial).

“That probably gives you a little bit more leeway on execution – if you know where their weaknesses are and where their strengths are.”

Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood. Image-Twitter.

Executing is the number one thing. Hitting those yorkers as I did at the end, mixing it up, and having a few changes of pace to lefties and righties. It’s different all the time and depends on the wickets as well.

“It’s a combination of everything but consecutive games and series just to put it into practice, it just gives you that confidence that you can do it,” Hazlewood mentioned.

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