New Delhi: Delhi Capitals middle-order batsman Ripple Patel made his IPL debut by debuting against Chennai.
Ripple Patel, who made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings on Monday, said that discussions with Mahendra Singh Dhoni boosted his confidence.
Dream of becoming a finisher like Dhoni
Ripple Patel said that when I took the guard, it was a completely different feeling to see Mahi Bhai behind the stumps. It was great that Mahi bhai is watching me play. I started playing cricket after watching Mahi bhai and I want to be a finisher like him.
After the game, I asked him how he finishes every match, how he thinks on the field and what goes through his mind while chasing scores. We had a good conversation and he gave me a lot of confidence.
Delhi beat Chennai
Delhi had defeated Chennai by three wickets and with this victory, they have come on top of the points table.
When asked about his feelings on receiving the Delhi Capitals cap before the match, he said, “I was really happy when I got the cap from Mishi bhai (Amit Mishra). Didn’t feel like this was my first match. I felt really good to go to the match. I just looked back at myself and enjoyed every part of the game.
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The 26-year-old Ripple scored 18 runs in 20 balls in his first match of the IPL on Sunday, which helped the team to a three-wicket win. The young batsman said that his post-match interaction with Dhoni made his day and it would boost his confidence a lot.
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