Veteran Delhi Capitals bowler Amit Mishra achieved a successful career in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but his career with the Indian team has never taken off. And regarding this, Mishra never feels sorry. Amit Mishra has taken 157 wickets in 148 matches in the IPL and he is second behind Lasith Malinga in the list of highest wicket-takers in this league.
I don’t know if I’m underrated: Amit Mishra
“I don’t know if I am underrated. I used to think too much earlier, so mind used to get diverted, now I just focus on my job,” Mishra said on Monday
“To be honest, I didn’t get what I should have but it’s okay. People know who is Amit Mishra. That’s is enough for me. I have to focus on my cricket and bowling so that is what I do,” he added.
Mishra Praised Fellow Bowler Rahul Tewatia
The 37-year-old bowler praised fellow Haryana bowler Rahul Tewatia. Mishra said Tewatia surpassed expectations with his magical knock. Tewatia and Amit Mishra are both from Haryana and played for Delhi Capitals in 2018. Tewatia, playing for Rajasthan Royals, overturned the match against Kings XI Punjab by hitting five sixes in the 18th over.
“He has been focussing on his batting. The way he played yesterday it is good for the future of Haryana. I want him to keep performing like this in future,” Mishra said.
“I had a little bit of expectation that he can but I didn’t expect that he will go on to play the innings he actually did. Sometimes your focus is so much, things start happening as you want. It was an innings which we don’t see often. It is one of the best innings of his life so far.”
Abu Dhabi wicket will favour batsmen, Says Mishra
Mishra said that Abu Dhabi’s pitch will be helpful for batsmen.
“It is a bit slow. Batsmen are getting the time to play shots. Batsmen have an advantage, bowlers also are planning accordingly. It will be a slow wicket,” he said.
Mishra said his team will have to plan more for the matches which will be held in Sharjah.
“For Sharjah, we have to plan better because it is a small ground. Compared to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the match in Sharjah will be a more important match. If you win there, it will help the team.”
Further talking about Delhi coach Ricky Ponting, he said, “He has played the game for such a long time, so he knows the mentality of the players. If someone is low or over-confident, he knows what to say.”
“He always talks positive. He is so jolly, I also learn a lot from him how he handles players depending on their individual nature.”