New Zealand pacer Tim Southee lauded Kyle Jamieson for declining his RCB captain Virat Kohli’s request to bowl to him with a new Dukes ball during IPL 2021.
When a big final is fast approaching, one can expect the players of the concerned teams to play a few mind games to get a mental edge over the others. It is an aspect of the sport that has existed in the past and it will continue to hold its own space.
Things are no different between India and New Zealand, the two finalists of the World Test Championship (WTC). The summit clash is still 18 days away but comments and statements from either side began a while back.
One of the incidents, interestingly, took place during IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore and India skipper Virat Kohli had once told his teammate and NZ teammate fast bowler Kyle Jamieson that he wouldn’t mind facing the pacer with a Duke ball. Incidentally, Jamieson politely declined the request as the same ball will be used for the big final in Southampton.
News Source: hindustantimes