It's been a good experience playing my first IPL: Sammy

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 12, 2013, 9:39 AM IST
It's been a good experience playing my first IPL: Sammy

Darren Sammy has ofcourse impressed one and all with his 'pacifier sucking' mode of celebration, but his contribution with the bat and ball this season can not be undermined. After joining the team in the middle of the tournament, Sammy has six wickets and 105 runs to his tally.

After his impressive showing against the Kings XI Punjab which helped Sunrisers Hyderabad move up to 16 points from 13 games, Sammy said that it's been a good experience for him playing with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. "It's been a good experience playing my first IPL and for a good bunch of guys who continue to display that never-say-die attitude every time.

On Saturday, after being on 52 for five, to get to 150 on that wicket was a very good fight back", Sammy told

The West Indies allrounder also heaped praise on his team-mate Parthiv Patel who bagged the Man of the Match award for his sublime half-century in Saturday's game. "He assessed the conditions, analysed the situation and he knew that if he got 50 in the end, we will end up with 140-plus. said the 29-year old.

On his bowling which has been crucial for the Hyderabad team, Sammy said that the team goes in for a different strategy for every batsman. Sammy scalped the prized wicket of David Miller who has been in tremendous form with the bat for Punjab. He said their plan was to bowl at the right areas and wait for him to make a mistake which eventually paid off.

Sammy added that he has gained a lot from the experience of bowling coach Waqar Younis. According to Sammy, each and every prospect of bowling has been made clear to him by the Pakistan veteran.

First Published: May 12, 2013, 9:39 AM IST

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