Following Kings XI Punjab’s convincing win over Delhi Capitals on Tuesday, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell heaped praise on teammate Mohammad Shami, saying that the latter is currently the best yorker bowler in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Chasing a total of 165, Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell played knocks of 53 and 32 respectively as Kings XI Punjab brushed-off Delhi Capitals by five wickets at the Dubai International Stadium.
“He (Shami) is probably the best yorker bowler in the competition at the moment. The way he’s executing under pressure, we all saw the way he defended that Super Over last game against Mumbai,” Maxwell said in a video uploaded by KXIP’s official Twitter handle.
On Sunday, KXIP defeated Mumbai Indians in a double Super Over. They’ve now registered wins over the top three teams, as far as the points table is concerned.
“He has been exceptional for us, he kept it to a score that we all thought was maybe 10 or 15 below par. So hats off to him. He has been outstanding for us,” he added.
KXIP, with the win over Delhi, climbed up to 5th in the points table, with four wins so far in the competition.
“It’s good that we did not take the match till the last over and got it done with six balls to spare. It’s a big thing for the entire team,” said Maxwell.
“We have got three wins in a row, (and the) feeling is great amongst the group. We are getting some momentum at the right time and hopefully we can stay into that kind of form,” he added.
All praises for Shami bhai and a big win over #DC 💪
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 21, 2020