“To Virat Kholi, for sure, because he is not someone who’s going to muscle you. These slower deliveries are more effective when people are trying to muscle you. For someone like Virat, whenever I’ve played against him, he steps out and makes it a full toss and plays it through midwicket,” Harshal Patel said.
Harshal revealed various facets of bowling a slower delivery and how he would use it differently against Virat.
If he gets good bat on the ball, he is going to get a boundary between long-on and midwicket or he is going to get a double. And when someone plays that delivery like that, you have to adapt. But when someone is going deep in the crease and just trying to slog you over long-on or deep midwicket or down the ground, that’s where the slower ball becomes much more effective.”
Harshal is part of India’s mamin squad for The T20 World Cup. India start their campaign against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.