IPL 2018: 3 masterstrokes - RR vs DD
#2 Trusting Nadeem against Samson
Shahbaz Nadeem came into the attack on the 2nd over of the match. He consistently bowled in the good length area not giving the batsman any room and mixed the drifters with some arm balls and conceded only 8. But in the 8th over of the match, Samson immediately put some pressure on him by depositing a half tracker into the stands and neatly guiding the next ball to a boundary. Nadeem conceded 15 off that over and it looked his quota for the evening was over.
But, Gambhir had other plans and he persisted with Nadeem. Nadeem bowled beautifully as he flighted the ball tempting the batsman to go after him. Samson lost his patience and gifted away his wicket by going for a slog sweep and dragging the ball on to his stumps.
Yet again Gambhir’s ultra-aggressive mindset resulted in a wicket and provided some much-needed impetus to the Delhi Daredevils.