Rovman Powell took a moment to reflect on the much-talked no-ball, which unfolded during Delhi Capitals’ previous match against Rajasthan Royals on Last Friday.
Needing 36 runs for a win off the final over, Powell smashed three successive sixes from the first three deliveries, including the third ball which was a hip-high full-toss from Obed McCoy, to bring the equation down to 18 runs from the final three balls.
Powell feels that the team has no time to think about the past match where the much-talked no-ball controversy erupted against Rajasthan Royals.
Powell was on the strike himself when a full-toss delivery was not checked for a no-ball by the on-field umpire which made the Delhi Capitals camp furious at that time.
The West Indian, however, wants to concentrate at the games ahead rather than think about the past.
“It is something we have to put behind us very fast. We have a lot of games coming up, and we have no time to dwell in the past. You know, we have to always look to the future because some important games are coming up. Important games for us to win to qualify for the next round of the competition. We have no time to sit and think about what happened in the past,” said the West Indian.
Talking about his power-hitting ability, Powell said that he was confident about hitting 6 sixes in an over against Rajasthan after connection the first three.
“To be honest, I was pretty confident (at hitting six sixes in an over). After I got the first two, I was like what can happen from here, and then I got the next one. I was just hoping that it was a no-ball, but the umpire’s decision is final, and we as cricketers take that and move on.” He further added
The West Indies power-hitter is delighted to get back to form and wants to continue the momentum in the next phase of the season.
“It felt good. I’ve been searching for that for the last few games, and it’s finally good to see a few come out in the middle. It’s just for me to take the confidence from that game leading up to the rest of the matches, and just transfer it to the next phase of the competition,” he said.
He understands the importance of upcoming matches as Delhi will have to win most of those to remain in contention to make it to the playoffs.
“It’s some important games. We are at seventh in the table, and that is a good place to be at this point of the competition. It’s just for us now to continue to climb the ladder, and hopefully will reach our goal, which is the top four. Once we qualify for the top four, then we have a shot at winning the 2022 IPL.” 28-year-old batter said