Enjoying the spotlight after his debut IPL season that saw him play crucial knocks, 17-year-old Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Sarfaraz Khan says that the stint has given him confidence but his feet are firmly on the ground.
He has already won a few Man-of-the Match awards for his superlative performance with the ball in IPL-8 and experienced campaigner Ashish Nehra says it is difficult for a fast bowler to regularly emerge as the top performer in one season.
A clinical Chennai Super Kings on Friday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by three wickets in a nail-bitting second qualifier to sail into the final of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, making it a record sixth appearance in eight editions of the event.
After watching AB de Villiers from close quarters as he smashed a 38 ball 66 against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League Eliminator on Wednesday night, Mandeep Singh says he has learnt a lot from the South African including how to keep one's head still while playing a shot.
Notwithstanding the comprehensive win against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Eliminator, AB de Villiers says Royal Challengers Bangalore will be wary of Chennai Super Kings in Friday's qualifier 2 as they are a tough team to beat.
It will be a battle of captains as a formidable Chennai Super Kings led by wily Mahendra Singh Dhoni square off against a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore under an aggressive Virat Kohli in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League, here on Friday.
An elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his teammate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team's decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab.
Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced he would gift his man of the match award in the Indian Premier League eliminator here to teammate Mandeep Singh for his performance in the game.
Pune's MCA International Stadium will host the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League 2015 between Royal Challenger's Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The winner of this match will face Chennai Super Kings in Ranchi for a place in the final against Mumbai Indians on May 24.
Finally, after fighting a close battle four teams have made it to the play-offs of the Indian Premier League's eighth edition. Two teams who sealed the top two spots this time around are Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, whereas, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals finished third and fourth respectively.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday broke the players' protocol as he was seen alongside his girlfriend Anushka Sharma during the 55th match of the Indian Premier League played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has expressed unhappiness at the way the target for Royal Challengers Bangalore was revised under Duckworth/Lewis method in their rain-interrupted IPL cricket match and said that the system "needs to be looked at".
After pulling of a thrilling win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous game, an upbeat Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to seal a play-off berth by beating laggards Delhi Daredevils in their last league match of the IPL cricket tournament here tomorrow.