Not much emotion when MSD praised my bowling, says GT spinner Sai Kishore

CALCULATED: Gujarat Titans left-arm spinner Sai Kishore says he had ‘not many emotions’ when former Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised his bowling , adding that he had the experience of “40-45 domestic games” to be surprised when someone praises him.

Sai Kishore, 25, was with Chennai Super Kings as a nets thrower for two years before being bought by Gujarat Titans for Rs three crore at the mega auction this year. The spinner has made an impact with his slow pitches for the new franchise, picking up three wickets in the three games he has played this season, with a best of 2/7 and a superb save of 5.80 in the 10 overs he has played. he played.

When asked what the emotions were when MSD praised his bowling after spending two years with CSK, Kishore said: “Not a lot of emotions, honestly. I didn’t surprise myself the way which I bowled, or the way I did… it’s just that I couldn’t play (for CSK), but I never doubted whether I could play or nope.

“I just happened to not be able to play – because Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) was there in the team and all those things. I was doing well in the league. So honestly, I didn’t feel like much. I could have I could have done this better, I could have done this better, I could have finished this well. I never felt that I had done something so great; I have never been in this space. Honestly, I I was maybe only playing my second game but I felt so experienced as I had already played 40-45 domestic games before playing the IPL so I was pretty ready,” said Kishore.

Kishore also said that for him playing in the IPL, in front of big crowds and against quality opposition, was not something new as he played in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) T20 tournament. .

“The TNPL, we’ve played in front of crowds before, in front of a packed Chepauk. We’ve played a lot of live games before, so maybe it wasn’t that amplified. But it feels really good. IPL is a place that’s just a notch below international cricket. It’s a direct relation of how international cricket is going to be. That way it feels good, it’s okay, that’s what it’s all about. Dealing with the pressure, reading the game well I felt good, but definitely not on top of the moon,” he added.

Kishore said there was no extra motivation to do well against his old team, where he didn’t get a single IPL match.

“I knew their matches inside and out because I had been playing them for a long time. More than showing them or getting bragging rights, I just wanted to be there. I’ve always felt the more rage you carry in a match, you can’t think clearly. You won’t just see the situation, you’ll be too attacking or too defensive.

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