Sunrisers star Kane Williamson more than waged for his short of raw power skill to score 89 off 51 balls set up Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 run win against Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday in the Indian Premier League.
The champions reserved him out of their first five matches on the ongoing tournament, however, Williamson offered a well-timed prompt of his worth on his first trip.
Williamson starts his game with slow but when he hit six boundaries and five sixes in his 51 balls to prove that he may not a competitor the power-hitting ability of someone like Chris Gayle.
Talking about the tournament on website iplt20.com, he said “I wish I could smack a few like Chris Gayle, but unfortunately not to be. I think it is about adapting to the best of your abilities and playing around with your strong points.”
He added, “There are some incredible players that can whack it 120 meters. I do practise hard in the nets to hit the ball long, but probably it is not in my genetic makeup to do that. So, I try and find a different way, something similar to the knock I played tonight.”
Top players of Sunrisers batting line like captain David Warner, Australian Moises Henriques and the Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh. For the home game against Delhi Daredevils, Williamson replaced veteran off-spinner Mohammad Nabi.
Williamson gave a statement about the batting line-up, “Sitting on the bench for the first few games is part and parcel, and the guys were doing a fantastic job. Being on the sidelines you are always practising to be as ready as you can for your first game.”
“It has to do a lot with the mental shift from the other formats that we have been playing. That is the challenge, you have to be in tune with everything and be ready whenever need be,” he added.