Architect of his side`s 32-run win over Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar described their bowling unit as one of the best in IPL and said the crucial victory will boost the team`s morale and help them turn the tables in remaining matches.
The Sunrisers won two out of five matches in UAE and started their campaign in India with a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore but Kumar`s four-wicket haul last night helped them to bring their campaign back on track. Kumar said the win could not have come at a better time and it will keep them in “good frame of mind” for rest of the tournament.
“The most satisfying thing about this performance is that it came at a time when we needed it the most. We were a bit low on confidence and this win will definitely boost us for rest of the tournament,” said Kumar after Hyderabad defended a modest total of 134-9 by dismissing Rajasthan for 102.
“There are still a lot of matches to go and you never know the Sunrisers could well turn the tables,” he added.
Kumar said despite a low score on board they were confident of defending the total.
“We have one of the best bowling line-ups in the IPL and we knew the wicket was not easy to bat on. It was a slow wicket and a turning one and we were confident that we could defend the low score,” he said.”We showed what we are known for and this will keep us in a good frame of mind for the matches to come. This performance and win will not only boost my confidence, but also the team`s morale in the tournament,” he added.
Kumar said it was a complete bowling performance by his side last night and also lauded the fielders for their brilliant show.