Jhye Richardson Plans To Deal With Extreme Pressure Of IPL With A "Smile"
The T20 format can be unforgiving for the bowlers and Australian pacer Jhye Richardson plans to deal with high pressure situations in his maiden IPL with a "smile" before his delivery stride. A smile before starting his run up worked for him in the Big Bash League, where he ended up as the leading wicket-taker, and he feels sporting a grin even after he is hit for a six should help him deal with the extreme pressure that comes with playing in the world's biggest T20 league. The 24-year-old, who has played two Tests, 13 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Australia, was bought for a whopping Rs 14 crore by Punjab Kings at the IPL auction.
"I actually started doing that during the Big Bash at the top of my mark, just to put a smile on the top, just to remind myself every ball that T20 is fun."