Jaydev Unadkat, the bowler from Rising Pune Supergiant has had a tournament to remember. He has also picked up a hat-trick and to add to that taken some spectacular catches as well. As Rising Pune Supergiant are 36 hours away from their maiden final, Jaydev Unadkat spoke exclusively to an Indian media house about his experience in the past, with past captains and much more.
When he was asked about the new Unadkat after four games this year, he said, I am also not doing anything differently than what I used to. It’s just the fact that I was eager to come back stronger this time and I was very motivated to do well. This must have triggered this performance. I had put on lot of hard work through the year and I knew that my time would come. I also knew that whenever I get a chance I will have to capitalise. In the last few years, I had very fruitful domestic seasons, but didn’t do well in the IPL. One bad game and I was out of the reckoning.”
He also spoke of how the past captains treated him, he said, “I didn’t get the support that I needed from past captains as well in all the IPL teams that I played. So, I knew from the start itself that whatever chance I get, whether at the start of the season or during the later stages, I need to capitalise. Probably, that hunger to do well, is what was different from the past couple of seasons. The first match was important this year, and after doing well there I just got the confidence and just picked up from there. I also got good support from the management, from Flem (head coach Stephen Fleming) and Smithy (skipper Steven Smith), so I can say that the season has been brilliant for me so far.”