Spinner Shreyas Gopal is elated and feels fortunate after dismissing Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsmen skipper Virat Kohli, and brillliant AB de Villiers and young sensation Shimron Hetmyer.
Speaking after the game, Gopal said: “I still say I’m fortunate and lucky to get such big wickets. As a youngster, it’s not going to come everyday and it’s one of my biggest moments. I was more fortunate that our plans worked today.”
Gopal said that the pressure created in the powerplay helped the spinner as the RCB batsmen looked to attack him to get the scoreboard moving.
“We created a lot of pressure in the first six overs. They didn’t get 65-70. They had to make runs off me, I had better chance of taking wickets. Just went on gut feeling, nothing planned as such. It’s good to have few different balls up your sleeves and be able to execute. We (wrist spinners) get to spin the ball both sides and that’s probably an advantage. It’s about bowling better areas and sticking to plans,” he said.