Rising Pune Supergiant batsman Manoj Tiwary explained about his 27-run cameo as one of the turning points of his side in the Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the home venue and said that he was happy at the role play in the win.
Tiwary has scored 27 off 11 balls against Rising Pune Supergiants, he said “There were a lot of turning points. My innings at the end was important, that made 20-odd runs difference. Obviously, we had a collapse in the middle order. We lost the momentum from there.”
Tiwary said to the reporters after the match, “It was not easy for the batsman to rotate the strike. Obviously, my innings proved important to the team and also the contributions of others. It was a team effort.”
The RPS batsman said about his confidence skill, he was not surprised with his side’s 161/8 after sending to bat. “To be honest, I am not surprised because the amount of runs we put on was just enough. Rest was left for the bowlers to execute, and they executed the plan very well by bowling a lot of slow deliveries and show cutters.”
Reading bowler’s mind was very important for him; Tiwary said “Strike rate is obviously at the back of my mind. In domestic matches, I had a very high strike rate because it is the demand of this format.”
“Before I came here, I had a plan to build my innings if the situation demanded and be aggressive at the same time,” he added.
When asked about the pressure to come back in Indian Premier League, he said “For me, every season is important. Somehow there are a lot of expectations. People want me to do well.”
“They want me to score 1000 runs every season but people should understand even getting 700-odd runs also is good enough. I have decided no matter what people say, I will not get bogged down by them.”