Harpreet Brar bowled cleanly to Kohli and Maxwell and then laid an off-side trap to force de Villiers to play the lofty shot with no success.
Harpreet Brar aimed to induct AB de Villiers but was sacked by South Africa due to a perfect implementation of the strategy as the young left-arm spinner’s Dream spell in the IPL game for the Punjab Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad Won an easy 34-run win. .
It is not every day that Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and de Villiers are dismissed at once and the 25-year-old from Moga, Punjab, is feeling “blessed”.
Brar bowled cleanly to Kohli and Maxwell and then laid an off-side trap to force de Villiers to play the lofty shot with no success.
My plan against de Villiers was to throw a touch wide outside the off stump and out of his slot as the ball was in a slight grip. So I brought in a slip and covered it to come up a bit. I wanted to play dot, but also managed to take a wicket. I am blessed In Kohli’s case, he actually shortened the length after realizing that the RCB captain was trying to charge him.
He said, “My strategy was to hit at the right length and not worry if he hits me for a four. If the batsman comes down the track, you change the length.
The work he did for the former India under-23 spinner is playing with an independent mind and not thinking too much about the result.
“I just wanted to play cool [carefree] Can cricket come? Didn’t I want to take too much stress and play my natural game.
Brar had played three matches in the last two seasons but this was the first time he took wickets in the IPL and that too the top three players in the opposition team.
“It is not that I have not played under pressure before. I had, but when you do not perform under pressure, you are burdened with more pressure. My mind was that once I get a chance, I will try and win a match for my franchise, ”he concluded.