Ahmed picked up three wickets in an over to stage a exceptional turnaround for RCB on Wednesday night time because the workforce defended 149 for eight for its second win in as many video games.Ahmed even got here out to bat at quantity three forward of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers, a mirrored image Virat Kohli‘s religion within the capability of the left-hander.
“Each Shahbaz Ahmed and Rajat Patidar (who performed the final recreation as Devdutt Padikkal was unavailable) have been sensible within the apply video games,” Siraj stated within the post-match press convention.
“Shahbaz, as an all-rounder, offers us that additional choice together with his left-arm spin. The wicket was gradual and turning additionally. Shahbaz Ahmed fitted into it for this recreation and did the job for us,” he added.
Ahmed eliminated the right-handers in Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad within the 17th over to alter the course of the sport.
“We had overs left of Washington Sundar too. However Virat bhai thought with two right-handers on the crease, a left-arm spinner could possibly be introduced.
“He created an opportunity with Manish Pandey in his first over, and that is why he bowled one other, and that modified the sport for us,” stated Siraj.
The pacer himself was additionally spectacular, conceding simply 25 runs in his 4 overs and took two wickets.
“I simply attempt to swing the ball with the brand new ball. I acquired swing the primary ball and I assumed to do extra of that and get a few wickets.
“The dew issue can be there and now we have to beat that. I at all times goal to hit again of size and let the batsmen make mistake,” he added.