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Team India’s new pacer Barinder Sran admitted he could have bowled better in his debut ODI against Australia at the Waca ground on Tuesday (January 12).
Team India’s new pacer Barinder Sran admitted he could have bowled better in his debut ODI against Australia at the Waca ground on Tuesday (January 12). However, the left-arm said he was “pumped up” after dismissing David Warner.
The left-armer made a big statement inside his first three overs by sending back two of the most deadly opening batsmen, Warner and Aaron Finch.
While the 23-year old’s first wicket was that of Finch, who he dismissed by taking an acrobatic return catch bending low, what really pumped him up, as was evident through his celebrations, was his second wicket —that of Warner — who he got out caught at mid-on.
“The first wicket gave me immense joy and at the same time released a lot of pressure off me. It gave me more confidence to do well ahead. Getting the priced scalp of Warner was important and it happened in the very next over. I was overjoyed to get such a big player’s wicket which got me pumped up,” said the cricketer from Punjab, taking to bcci.tv. The left-arm pacer finished with match figures of 3/56 in 9.2 overs, after being handed the India cap by his captain M.S. Dhoni before the tie. “When I was in that huddle receiving the cap from Mahi bhai, it was as if my dream was turning into a reality. Every member in the team told me that I will do well and encouraged me. It was an amazing feeling.”