Tim David’s whirlwind knock against the Rajasthan Royals helped Mumbai register their fourth win in the tournament. The Australian finisher smashed 45 runs off 14 balls to take MI over the line. With 17 needed off the last over, he hit 3 consecutive sixes in the last over. David (45* off 14) muscled three successive full-tosses from Jason Holder for sixes to give Mumbai an unbelievable victory.
Tim David said it was a fantastic sensation to end the game against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) with three sixes since he was itching to pull it off.
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David discussed his exceptional batting performance at the press conference held following the game. He stated:
“I’ve been hungry. Haven’t finished like that, so it was amazing. The team’s so excited. The other boys have been putting in big performances and I’ve been waiting for my chance. I am really pleased I took it .I’ve been hungry to finish off games like that. It plays on your mind because you want to do it. Trying to stay in the present and just enjoy it when it comes.”
Talks about mastering the finishing skills
The 27-year-old is known for blasting sixes, and in the current IPL season, he has already struck 12 sixes from 93 balls. David said that he has put a lot of effort into mastering the technique even if it appears to be simple. from his vantage point in the middle. He clarified:
“It hasn’t come easily and it hasn’t felt like it is coming easy so far this season. When you get in that momentum, you’ve got to run with the moment. I’ve been putting in some really hard work on the training field in the last few weeks.
“I am grateful to the support staff and Polly’s [Kieron Pollard] a big part of it. Lot of conversation and then just trying to relax and enjoy the game.”
In his first eight games, David has scored 158 runs at an average of 39.50 and a strike rate of 169.89.