Delhi Capitals’ left-arm spinner Axar Patel said that he had volunteered to bowl the high-octane Super Over in their Indian Premier League win over Sunrisers Hyderabad here, which was his first game since recovering from COVID-19.
After being surprisingly handed the ball for the crucial over, Axar conceded only seven runs against the marauding duo of David Warner and Kane Williamson and the paved the way for DC’s win on Sunday night.
“When I was in the dressing room, I knew that the pitch would assist spinners,” Axar said of the challenging Chepauk track.
“When we went down, there were a lot of discussions. We thought initially that we could go with a pacer since they will be sending a left-right combination.
“After that, just when we were going to the ground, I thought, even a spinner could be effective. So I told…