Hoshedar N. Gundevia in Chennai 28 May 2012 - 04:52am IST
There was no pressure on me: Bisla
KKR’s match-winner also thanks SRK for having confidence in him
Bisla’s masterful innings turned out to be the highlight of the final, but the right-hander refused to take all the credit. Instead, he emphasised the importance of Jacques Kallis’ contribution.
Excerpts from Bisla’s chat with iplt20.com:
Where did that knock come from?
I was working hard in the nets but I was not getting a chance as Brendon [McCullum] was playing really well. Today, we had to change the team because of Lakshmipathy Balaji’s injury, and I am happy that I got a chance and I did it for the team.
With the required rate so high, did you feel any pressure while batting?
There was no pressure on me and I like hitting. But it got a little tense for us after Gautam got out as he has been scoring so many runs for us. I held my shape and with some help from Jacques [Kallis], I did it.
Reaching the target without Gautam Gambhir says a lot about the team.
The way Gautam has been hitting, looks very good from outside and he has been batting like a legend.
How did Kallis help you in your innings?
Jacques is a legend and it’s a treat to watch him. He does not mistime a single ball, and playing with him is very good.
Shah Rukh Khan has always praised you and you were the guy who made it happen today.
SRK had a lot of faith in me and he always pushed me and gave me confidence to do well. I am thankful to God that we did it today.