Royal Challengers Bangalore death-over specialist Harshal Patel has admitted that he failed in his execution when he was taken for a whopping 37 runs in an over against Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Patel failed to hit the right areas and he was taken to cleaners by Jadeja.
The southpaw scored five sixes, one four, a double whereas Patel also made the mistake of overstepping once in the last over. Thus, Patel conceded 37 runs as Jadeja was able to propel CSK’s score to 191 runs. In fact, Patel had conceded only 14 runs and scalped three wickets in his first three overs but Jadeja turned the tables in the final over of the innings.
Patel believes it is crucial for the player to move as soon as possible from such a drubbing as it can impact the performances in the next match. The confidence level takes a big hit but Patel feels it is vital to keep backing oneself as self-doubt can lead to the player’s downfall.
Harshal Patel said before the match against Delhi Capitals,“It can be very taxing if you go down the rabbit hole. It can create a lot of self-doubt and confidence issues. As I said, you can either fail in planning or fail in execution and I failed in execution in that particular over. You just have to move on very quickly from that because I knew we have just one day between the next game. The faster you move on and don’t go down the rabbit hole of self-doubt and over analysing, the better for you”.
“I have been here for 10 years, and I know it is a pendulum, it can swing both ways. All you can do is focus on your process and planning. In that last over in Mumbai, I wasn’t able to execute what I wanted to execute, and the batsman was good enough to get it away. I just got to take it on the chin and move on,” Harshal said.
Barring that one over against Jadeja, Patel has been right on the money for RCB and he has done a fine job in the death overs. Patel has impressed with his skills to hit the blockhole consistently and also has a good slower ball under his armoury. The right-arm medium pacer from Haryana has scalped 17 wickets in six matches at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 8.50 and he is currently the Purple cap holder.
Patel bagged a brace against DC as RCB won the thriller by one run.