Bowling in relaxed mindset worked for us: Ishant Sharma

May 03, 2013, 08:11 IST | IANS

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma says that bowling with a relaxed minds et has worked for him in the Twenty20 league

“I have been going in with a relaxed mindset these days which is something that has worked for me in the IPL. I have been consistent throughout the tournament. My economy rate has been close to seven which I feel is fair enough to have in this format. I am pretty happy the way I am bowling,” Sharma told

Ishant Sharma

Sharma performed well on Wednesday as the Sunrisers defeated Mumbai Indians at home by seven wickets. His spell was adorned with two key wickets — Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik. He also succeeded in restricting the Mumbai Indians batsmen, bowling one maiden over and giving away just 15 runs.

“I assessed the conditions and tried to execute whatever set plan we had for each batsman. I bowled according to my strengths without thinking about the batsmen. I am pleased that we did well as a collective bowling unit,” he said.

Sharma was also ecstatic at taking Tendulkar’s wicket. “When I started playing, I never felt I would someday bowl to Tendulkar. It is a big moment for any bowler to get the wicket of one of the best batsmen. I am pleased I got the wicket of the ‘God of cricket’.”

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