Delhi Capitals spinner Axar Patel has credited skipper Shreyas Iyer for serving to him alter to his new IPL workforce easily after spending half-a-decade with Kings XI Punjab.
The 26-year-outdated was picked up by the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2019 Auction for Rs 5 crore and picked up 10 wickets other than scoring 110 runs in his first season.
“I’ve played with Shreyas at India A also, and when I came to Delhi Capitals, it was really easy for me because we bond really well,” he mentioned whereas talking on the franchise’s official Instagram deal with throughout a dwell session.
“On the field, he gives freedom to his bowlers, and lets you adjust the fields. He is quite patient as well, and I have really enjoyed playing under him.”
Patel mentioned he was apprehensive about his future at the time of public sale.”I used to be sceptical at first as a result of I had spent 5 years at the Punjab franchise, and I didn’t know the place my future would lie. But after I was picked up by Delhi Capitals, I used to be actually excited as a result of the workforce had so many gamers I had performed with earlier than.It was a bit totally different in the first couple days after I joined the pre-season camp, nevertheless it took me no time to regulate into the workforce on account of the temper in the squad,” he mentioned.
Reflecting on his first season with the franchise, Patel mentioned, “I feel when you’re winning, the feeling is really different and the confidence is high.We had a great combination in our team, and the team environment was such that it brought out the best in all of us. Making it to the play-offs in my first season with the franchise was great.”
Head Coach Ricky Ponting would reward a high-performing participant with an unique badge and Patel mentioned he received it a quantity of occasions.
“Ricky would give a separate Man of the Match Award in the dressing room for someone who used to contribute to the team. I ended up winning it five times, and it ended up being a good recognition for me personally, and it felt good to have contributed to the team’s victories,” he mentioned.