- Hershel Patel made his debut in the second T20 match against New Zealand in Ranchi
- Player of the Match was 2 wickets for 25 runs in the first match
- Patel’s ally AB de Villiers in RCB retired yesterday
- Hershel Patel of Gujarat said- De Villiers has a lot of influence on me
In a video, De Villiers thanked RCB management and his ‘friend’ Virat Kohli. De Villiers has played 156 matches for RCB and scored 4,491 runs. He is the second highest run scorer after Virat Kohli.
‘When we were launching our campaign in the UAE, I asked him (de Villiers),’ How can I lower my big overs? I have also bowled 12-15 and 20 overs in IPL so how can I reduce it? So he told me, ‘When a batsman hits your good ball, you should not change the bowling. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. If you change after hitting a good ball, the batsmen expect the same. This has always been in my mind during the second phase of IPL and will be with me throughout my career ‘: Hershal Patel
I didn’t expect a better debut than this: Patel
Patel took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs quota in the first T20I match. He was declared the ‘Player of the Match’ for his superb bowling. He is the fifth Indian to win the Man of the Match award in his first T20I match. Patel said, “I could not have expected a better debut than this.