The Royal Challengers Bangalore powered to a thrilling win against the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday where they had to wait until the penultimate ball of the innings to ascertain the result of the contest. It was a phenomenal final over from Harshal Patel that cemented RCB’s fourth win of the season. However, amidst the unsung names of the day, David Willey played a crucial role with the bat in his hand, striking an important boundary in that last over while registering impressive figures of 1 for 26 from 4 overs.
RCB’s fast bowling coach, Adam Griffith was pretty happy with how things unfolded and had a few special words for the English fast bowler who stepped up handsomely in the absence of Reece Topley who had to go back with a dislocated shoulder and Josh Hazelwood who is still to get into the mix.
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This is what Adam Griffith had to say about David Willey
Talking about Willey’s performance, Griffith said, “Last two years for us, David Willey has actually been a big guy for us. The truth professionally is that he is always ready to go. He trains really hard, works out and stays ready for the games. When the opportunity arises, we know that he is going to do the job for us.”
Shedding light on Willey’s performance against RR, Griffith said, “I thought that he executed his lengths well enough with the balls that he bowled, and he got the ball to tilt in a little bit towards the inside. It was a perfect display for the other bowlers too.”
Adam Griffith heaps praises on Harshal Patel
Adam Griffith also didn’t miss out on heaping accolades on Harshal Patel, stating, “He has been working really hard to be a good fit for this game. He has probably a little bit of a slow start to the tournament to what he has been accustomed to. He has been working really hard towards executing his best balls. I think what was starting to serve the last couple of games, is he is starting to take the wickets through the middle again which has been important and obviously towards the end. The best way to slide is to get the batters out and he’s doing that actually.”