The spin-bowling all-rounder, who turned into the most costly Sri Lankan participant in IPL historical past when RCB purchased him for a whopping Rs 10.75 crore at this 12 months’s public sale, returned with figures of five/18 to inflict a fourth immediately loss on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“I am a wicket-taking bowler and the staff additionally thinks like that. I attempt to bowl numerous dot balls and take a look at to get wickets. That is my position within the staff,” Hasaranga mentioned on the post-match media interplay after RCB’s 67-run win over SRH.
Together with his fifer, Hasaranga (21 wickets) turned into the second one participant on this IPL to get previous 20-wicket mark and he’s these days at 2d spot in the back of Yuzvendra Chahal (22).
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After pushing aside Aiden Markram, Hasaranga returned to take the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Jagadeesha Suchith in successive overs. He then completed off his spell with a double-wicket maiden.
“I am truly satisfied for my place presently. I attempt to take wickets in heart orvers, and put drive at the opposition.
“This 12 months, 4 gamers from Sri Lanka are doing truly smartly, particularly Maheesh Theekshana (Chennai), Dushmantha Chameera (Lucknow) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Punjab). For us our 3 primary bowlers taking part in on this IPL, that is excellent enjoy for us after we return to Sri Lanka.”
Uncapped tempo sensation Umran Malik as soon as once more had a below-par day trip as he leaked 20 runs within the first over and Hasaranga mentioned the method used to be to head after him up entrance to place early drive on him.
“He (Umran Malik) bowled rapid, numerous again of the period deliveries. In this wicket, there used to be now not a lot jump, it used to be excellent to bat, in order that’s why our batters took on him within the first over. He were given beneath drive when we scored 20 runs towards him. That used to be the plan we had towards him,” he concluded.