Adam Zampa of Rising Pune Supergiants, who happened to be the only bowler to claim a six-wicket haul in the IPL history after Sohail Tanvir in the inaugural edition of 2008, is visibly disappointed that this impressive six for 19 against Sunrisers Hyderabad was for a lost cause.
The 24-year-old Zampa remarked that it is frustrating to be in the losing side irrespective whether you take wickets or not, especially when the season is all but over for his team.
Zampa felt that the Vizag wicket was not easy for the batsmen and it was always hard on these kind of wickets to score, especially when the team loses early wickets. “I actually thought Ashwin came up and played quite nicely. On these type of wickets you got to try and have wickets in the shed at the end and hopefully you can get 10 or 12 an over in the end. It was going to go one way or the other," he explained.
Hard work being on the sidelines
Interestingly, Zampa who played only two games so far after resting on the bench for nine, says that it’s always hard work when not selected in the playing XI. “Especially, being first IPL season, you want to come here and make an impression straight away. And, when you are on the sidelines, it is hard work. To be fair, off the field all you can do is try and impress and then try.
"Personally, it was a great experience, however. I haven't spent a lot of time around Indian players before and obviously to be around guys like MS, Rahane, Ashwin - the experienced guys - it's always nice to learn from them," the Aussie legspinner pointed out.
"One year together, hopefully we can build the momentum in the back end this year and that can put us in good stead for the next season," Zampa signed off.