IPL 2021: Got lot of confidence when Glenn Maxwell showed faith in my abilities, says Bharat

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Srikar Bharat in action (Photo/ IPL Twitter)
Srikar Bharat in action (Photo/ IPL Twitter)

Dubai [UAE], October 9 (ANI): After guiding Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a thrilling victory over Delhi Capitals in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, batter Srikar Bharat said that he got a lot of confidence when Glenn Maxwell showed faith in his abilities.

Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell played unbeaten knocks of 78 and 51 respectively as RCB defeated Delhi Capitals by seven wickets at the Dubai International Stadium. On the last ball, RCB needed five for a win, and Bharat ended up hitting the ball for a six off the bowling of Avesh Khan.

"Coming back into the innings, me and AB de Villiers were communicating and he told me to watch the ball, come into good positions and then work it out. We were just thinking of moving the strike which will give us a platform to finish it off. In the last over, I and Maxwell were talking to each other in regards to what areas we can access. The last three balls I asked him whether I should run, he said you go ahead and you can finish it off, it gave me a lot of confidence," said Bharat during a virtual press conference.

"I just focused on one ball at a time, I kept it simple and we pulled it off. I love fast bowling, we played a lot of India A and I am also a part of the Indian team, where you get to play the best bowlers of the country. I would love playing someone who is giving pace on the ball, and I love this challenge," he added.

Earlier, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan played knocks of 48 and 43 as Delhi Capitals posted a total of 164/5 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Apart from Dhawan and Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer also got among the runs as he played a knock of 29. For RCB, Mohammed Siraj returned with two wickets.

Delhi Capitals finished at the top spot in the points table and now the side will square off against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1 on Sunday. On the other hand, RCB finished at the third spot and Virat Kohli's team will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator on Monday. (ANI)

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