IPL 2023: Samad was desperate to show his worth to team, says Badani

The 21-year-old has been with SRH since the 2020 season but gave them little return on investment. However, he repaid the faith on Sunday night with a 7-ball 17 in SRH’s chase of 215.

Published : May 08, 2023 12:24 IST , Jaipur - 2 MINS READ

Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Abdul Samad plays a shot during the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on May 4, 2023. 
Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Abdul Samad plays a shot during the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on May 4, 2023.  | Photo Credit: AFP
infoIcon

Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Abdul Samad plays a shot during the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on May 4, 2023.  | Photo Credit: AFP

Sunrisers Hyderabad batting coach Hemang Badani said Abdul Samad redeemed himself with a match-winning effort against Rajasthan Royals as past failures were “hurting” the Jammu and Kashmir batter inside.

The 21-year-old has been with SRH since the 2020 season but gave them little return on investment. However, he repaid the faith on Sunday night with a 7-ball 17 in SRH’s chase of 215.

SRH needed four runs off the final ball of the game and Samad smashed Sandeep Sharma for a straight six, having being caught off a no ball the previous delivery.

Glenn Phillips had brought back SRH in the game with a 7-ball 25.

The win keeps SRH alive in the tournament.

“It is a great win for us because it gives us momentum. A few games could have been a different for us, especially the last game against KKR in which we needed 9 off the last over. We could not finish that. Also the game against Delhi at home should have been finished by us,” Badani said.

“It will give a lot of belief to guys like Samad as we would have felt he missed out on a couple of times and to have done it here, the next time he will bat differently in a similar situation.” Badani revealed Samad was gutted after the loss to KKR.

Also Read | Jitesh Sharma almost ready to play for Team India: Wasim Jaffer

“I have to give full marks to Samad. He was the first one to come up to me after the last game and said ‘I should have finished the game’. He took ownership of it. He didn’t finish well and was unhappy about it.

“He was thinking that ‘I am a retained player and I want to show the team that I am worth its time and investment’.

“A few sides have tried doing certain things against him and we have worked on that. One of them did come off this evening,” added Badani.

More on IPL News

  1. KKR vs LSG, IPL 2024: Head-to-head record for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants; overall stats, most runs, wickets
  2. KKR vs LSG Dream11 Prediction, IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants predicted XI, fantasy team, squads
  3. KKR vs LSG Live Streaming Info: When and where to watch Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2024 match
  4. PBKS vs RR, IPL 2024: Hetmyer heroics help Rajasthan Royals clinch last-over thriller against Punjab Kings
  5. IPL 2024 Points Table after PBKS vs RR: Rajasthan Royals wins thriller against Punjab Kings to extend lead at top spot
READ MORE STORIES

Latest on Sportstar

  1. KKR vs LSG, IPL 2024: Head-to-head record for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants; overall stats, most runs, wickets
  2. KKR vs LSG Dream11 Prediction, IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants predicted XI, fantasy team, squads
  3. KKR vs LSG Live Streaming Info: When and where to watch Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2024 match
  4. Candidates 2024: Gukesh beats Vidit Gujrathi in round eight
  5. Candidates 2024 Points Table: Gukesh jumps to joint-top in standings after win against Vidit in round 8
READ MORE STORIES
Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment