Australia's captain-in-waiting, Steve Smith, attributes calm demeanour and the repetitive process of getting ready for the on-field battle as mantras for his highly successful run over the last few years.
Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder David Weise on Monday said that the presence of injured Australian bowler Mitchell Starc could have made a difference had he played for them in their defeat against Mumbai Indians in an IPL cricket match.
Relieved after ending a four-match losing streak, Mumbai Indians' spin spearhead Harbhajan Singh said head coach Ricky Ponting's positive attitude and calm demeanour played a huge part in keeping the team together in tough situations.
Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in a high-scoring affair and register their maiden win in this year's Indian Premier League here on Sunday.
In a bizzare incident, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard put on a sellotape on his mouth after the umpires rapped him for his onfield altercation with fellow West Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Chris Gayle during an IPL match here.
Taking Chennai Super Kings' first loss this season in his stride, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he wasted a lot of deliveries on a good wicket as the team's modest total was easily overhauled by Rajasthan Royals, who continued their winning run in the IPL here on Sunday.
A rampaging Rajasthan Royals thrashed Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets as openers Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane hit strokeful fifties to help the team register its fifth straight win in this season of the IPL, here on Sunday.