Chris Gayle denied that he was nervous before his team’s game where they achieved victory. He praised the whole team but praised Mohammed Shami the most and thinks he had a great game "No I wasn't nervous (laughs).
I was a bit more angry and upset that we got ourselves in this position," Gayle told Mayank Agarwal on IPLT20.com. "But it's a game of cricket and these things do happen. "Shami is the man of the match for me," Gayle continued.
"To defend six runs against Rohit and de Kock, that's fantastic. That's a great job. I have faced you in the nets and I know that you can nail those yorkers, and nail them well. Today he came and delivered and brought it home for us."
Shami on their game
Shami says that it was not easy at all, which is not surprising because games like this carry a huge responsibility and it is difficult for players to deal with such games, especially for those who are just starting their careers and who are younger.
Yet Shami’s main weapon was optimism: He believed to the very end that they could win and that every ball would get better and better "It was very difficult," Shami said. "When you get 15-17 runs to defend in the Super Over, it's a different matter altogether.
You believe at the back of your mind that you can do it. But when the margin of error is so less, you focus on what you can do best. I believe a lot in my yorkers... " "I don't know what people think. When I was going back to the top of my mark every ball, I was saying to myself, 'This last ball was great.
The next ball will be great too' I repeated that six times." Chris Jordan praised his team and was fascinated by the way they played a game like this despite important players who were missing and who would surely be of immense importance to them "The way we bowled those two super overs, shows the team's character.
The way Shami bowled that over to defend 6 runs, that effort was tremendous," Jordan said in the press conference. "The energy in our team is unbelievable. We have some tremendous players in our team. And we still have Maxwell to come off, that's very encouraging.
It was a team effort today. Young Arshdeep has been bowling well for us since he has come into the team. He probably missed the yorker by a few inches, but the strength and class of Pollard came through on those occasions. It's an area we can improve."