By Puneet Chaudhary - October 1, 2022
Jodhpur28 minutes agoAuthor: Poornima Behra
After 20 years in Jodhpur, on Friday, international cricketers came out to play in the field. In the match played between Legends League teams Bhilwara Kings and Gujarat Giants, Bhilwara defeated Gujarat by 5 wickets. Gujarat’s target of 186 runs was achieved by Bhilwara in 19.4 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.
In this match, Universe Boss Chris Gayle and Yusuf Pathan batted brilliantly and rained fours and sixes. Gujarat Giants’ Universe Boss Chris Gayle scored 68 runs in 40 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. However, his innings was overshadowed by the all-round game of Yusuf Pathan of Bhilwara Kings. Pathan took 2 wickets in the first bowling and then played an innings of 39 runs in 18 balls.
After the match was over, NewsBust India Reporter spoke to Chris Gayle and Pathan Brothers Yusuf and Irfan. Pathan Brothers greeted by chanting Khammaghani Jodhpur. He said that the crowd of Jodhpur was very cheery. From the hotel to the stadium and outside the stadium, there was a full house crowd, which was very nice. Cricket is happening in Jodhpur after many years and good cricket has happened. Universe boss Chris Gayle also talked about exchanging the bat with Yousuf.
Question- I think your bat is going to be hijacked?
Answer: Chris Gayle started laughing. He said that Yusuf Pathan wants my bat. I don’t know why he wants my bat. I think he needs something from Universe Boss. I might exchange my bat with him. Let’s see what happens.
Gayle said the match was good. The start was slow, but later could not stop himself. Simmons got off to a good start, but he lost the wicket. The game was great. Gayle said that he had given a good chance and gave a target of 186. The game changed after Yusuf arrived.
Chris Gayle batted brilliantly in the ground of Jodhpur. He scored 68 runs in 40 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes.
Question- Why does Yusuf need Chris Gayle’s bat?
Answer: Yusuf said that Chris asked for my bat, so I asked for him. We are exchanging bats. He can’t play with my bat and I can’t play with his bat. He said that the weight of my bat is a little less. If Chris takes it, he doesn’t even know what he will do because he will not play with my bat.
Question- Exchange of Bat means Luck Exchange?
Answer: On this Yusuf said that even if it is so, what is it? In the same way, I am hitting sixes far and wide from him. By the way, he also hits long sixes. Quite a big player. Playing in this tournament, there is a lot to learn from him. Big hitter, power hitting. Even in this age, the kind of cricket he is playing, power hitting, he is worthy of praise. He laughed and said that there is a lot to learn from Chris, just cricket. It is very important to learn the same thing on the ground when he is batting.
During the match, the Pathan Brothers Yusuf and Irfan kept encouraging each other.
Question- What do you have to say about Yusuf’s brilliant batting?
Answer: Irfan said that there is going to be a rule for a batsman like Yusuf Pathan going forward and the rule is that if you hit a six of 100 meters, then you get 8 runs. It sounds like a joke to you now, but it will happen in the next few years. Change will come for such batsmen who hit such long sixes. He said that the storm brought Yusuf and then we finished, played very good cricket.
Question- What do you have to say on the team’s victory?
Answer: Irfan Pathan said that when Chris Gayle was batting, the target of 210 was looking, but the bowlers did the container in the middle. Jessal Karia bowled a good ball, Tyagi was under a lot of pressure, playing the first match, he handled his pressure, Sreesanth came and made a comeback. Jaisal Karia, playing his third match, is bowling at a difficult time. When there was a container, Yusuf Pathan came in to bat and the elder brother hit big sixes and got the momentum we wanted in the middle over and in the end the task became easy for us.
In this match, when Yusuf Pathan hit a six across the boundary, people hooted fiercely.
Question- There was pressure in the mind while playing, what were you thinking?
Answer: Yusuf Pathan said that if he goes on the ground, he gets out and hits sixes too. At that time I was thinking that the kind of run rate I have to stick to my shots. The longer I look at the ball, the farther I can hit a six until the last moment. I was backing my shots. Sometimes you get out, sometimes you score runs, I am not thinking that right now. Hitting sixes, hitting fours and winning matches, I am playing and enjoying with a free mind.
Question- How do you see the Bhilwara team as a captain?
Answer: Irfan said that I have captained for the first time in franchise cricket. He said that if you qualify in the first season, then you get a lot of relief. Full credit goes to the honor of Bhilwara team. He had left the free hand even about making the team. He didn’t put pressure on anything. Also our team is very good. The team has worked very hard. The way the captain is pulling the game back in difficult times, the captain looks good, but it is all credit to the team.
In the match held on Friday, Bhilwara Kings won the toss. Captain Irfan Pathan took the decision of fielding first.
Question- What will you say about the crowd of Jodhpur?
Answer: On the question about the crowd of Jodhpur, Irfan said it was a lot of fun, it was very nice. There was a very cheery crowd. From the hotel to outside the grounds and inside the grounds, the way the full crowd is there, it is very good. Cricket is happening here after many years and good cricket happened. It is good for the fans as well as for us. Yusuf said that whenever I came to Rajasthan, I got a lot of love. Earlier Rajasthan used to play with Royals and matches were held in Jaipur. I have come to play Jodhpur for the first time. So there is a lot of love in the whole of Rajasthan. There is so much love here too, so it feels great. Khammaghani Jodhpur.