SportsAdda ambassador Brett Lee was left quite surprised with the latest developments in week 1 of the Indian T20 League and revisits them in episode 2 of SportsAdda presents T20 Crazy, powered by Sportsbet.io.
During his candid conversation with Manish Batavia, the former Australian spearhead discussed his spell-bound reaction to young Rajasthan pacer Kartik Tyagi, who he said resembles his own run-up from the yesteryears.
“The guy's quite whippy. He's not a muscular and strong guy, but you don't need to have big muscles to bowl quick. He's got a beautiful run-up; that’s one thing I always tried to do. He's definitely got that with that front arm which he pulls really hard and gets that trajectory off the wicket.”
Lee also admired the way the UP-born pacer celebrated.
“I like his celebrations. I like the way he gets into the game, but what a quality last over to just contain them and defend that small amount in the last over.”
Tyagi defended four off the final over against Punjab by conceding just a run and taking two key wickets to send the cricketing fraternity into a frenzy by showing nerves of steel.
“All it takes is a boundary, and it's game over. But he defended it, got a few key wickets and congratulations to him!”
Kohli crumbling under pressure, maybe
The SportsAdda ambassador believes that Virat Kohli could have delayed his call on stepping down as Bangalore captain.
“I thought he could have waited until the end of the T20 League because what happens if they go out there and win. If they win, they would want him to be the captain again next year, but he has come out and said that he won't be captaining in international cricket, or he won't be captaining Bangalore either.”
The former Australian great also discussed Kohli becoming his old self again after letting go of captaincy pressure.
“It's probably the right call. He wants to focus purely on his batting, give someone else the reins and just go back to one of the most brilliant fieldsmen, and pressure is off him from a captaincy point of view.”
Binga certainly believes that the call taken is in the larger interest of the franchise and the country.
“He can now focus on his batting which is the best thing for his team and the best position for India too.”