My secret is bowling to my strength: Amit Mishra

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 20, 2013, 9:59 AM IST
My secret is bowling to my strength: Amit Mishra

As the dream run of the IPL 6 underdogs Sunrisers Hyderbad continue with the team now leading the points table, legspinner Amit Mishra has added one more record to his name. With 85 wickets to his name, Amit Mishra now has the most number of scalps in IPL along with Lasith Malinga.

The legspinner from Haryana, in an interview to IPL website, gave the credit of his success to bowling to his strength, and not trying anything extra. "My only secret is that I always bowl to my strength. I know and everyone tells me that I am a wicket-taking bowler. So, I work more on my wicket-taking skills. I believe getting wickets is the best way to put the pressure on the batting side in the T20 format."

Mishra, with eleven wickets is now the top wicket-taker in the IPL 6, and has overtaken the Purple Cup from Sunil Narine. "It feels really great, especially because my performance is helping the team win. It's fun celebrating your own performance only after you've won as a team. Whatever hard work I put into my game is paying off here fortunately. In this format you can be taken for runs anytime. But we have played seven matches and my performance has been good so far. It's a good feeling to be consistent in this fickle format."

Mishra said that their strength this season has been the bowling, and they are working on their batting. "Every team has a strong area and so far for us it has been our bowling. Our batting hasn't been doing too well but I am sure that we will get better in that aspect in the coming games. Honestly, we have been a bit stuck up in our batting. But we are working hard on it and are confident the results will show soon."

First Published: April 20, 2013, 9:59 AM IST

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