Shivam Dube has fond reminiscences of Thiruvananthapuram. It was right here two months in the past that he performed a few match-winning knocks towards South Africa-A. Promoted to No. three within the second T20I towards West Indies, Dube emerged with flying colors, scoring a 30-ball 54.
Dube revealed that he was “nervous” and “under pressure” in the beginning of his innings, and it was Rohit Sharma who helped him calm his nerves.
“I received the chance to bat at quantity three which was a giant deal for me. There was some stress.
“Rohit bhai requested me to again my capability and helped me settle down. I received the momentum after hitting a six after which I used to be enjoying my pure recreation. I at all times again my capability to clear any floor and it’s my power,” he stated.
The Mumbai allrounder was comfortable along with his efficiency, however upset that his knock didn’t assist the group win. Dube stated the dropped probabilities early on within the guests’ innings had been essential.
He, nevertheless, backed the Males in Blue to bounce again and win the sequence. “The dropped chances were crucial. It is part of the game. They also dropped some. We had a good total today but we failed to grab our chances. We have a good team and back ourselves to win the series,” he stated.
Happy as punch
West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh was fairly happy along with his game-changing spell within the center overs, which restricted the Indians to a manageable complete.
He stated it was a “great feeling” to play a component within the victory which has stored the sequence alive.
Walsh stated he labored actually exhausting to search out his method into the group. “It has been a roller-coaster ride for me. I put in a lot of work. I did well in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and it obviously caught the selectors’ eye. I bowled a lot in the nets and it helped me here,” stated Walsh.