Akshay Manwani in Kolkata 15 April 2012 - 10:13pm IST
We had enough runs: Hussey
Kings XI Punjab batsman says his team knew they could win if they got basics right
David Hussey (32 off 31 balls), who was one of the few batsmen on the evening to come to terms with the Eden Gardens wicket, spoke on the dramatic comeback made by his team in an exclusive interview with iplt20.com.
What was the talk in the changing room at the halfway point?
We always said we have enough runs. If we bowled and fielded well and did the basics better than them, we thought we had enough runs.
The Indian batsmen in the line-up haven’t really been performing, but the Indian bowlers won you the match today. Does that put greater pressure on the Indian batsmen in your team now that their counterparts are doing well?
There is expectation from all the batters not just Indian batters. There was fantastic bowling tonight by Praveen Kumar up front. Piyush Chawla changed the game and what a last over by Harmeet [Singh]. It was fantastic.
What about Bhargav Bhatt? This was his first game and he bowled exceptionally well?
He is playing nicely. He got a few runs and hopefully he continues his form.
Was Harmeet Singh the automatic choice for the last over?
Harmeet was the automatic choice. He does this for us week in and week out. He has bowled fantastically in this tournament, and hopefully, it continues for him.
Now you return home for two games at Mohali. Is it difficult to adjust so quickly to different conditions?
Every ground is different, but we play at our home ground very, very well. That’s our fortress. It’s good to come here and win, having such difficult conditions. Hopefully, we go back home, play some decent cricket, and put in a great show for our home crowd.