Press Esc to close
Thursday 11 February 2016
News updated at 1:36 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

'Never felt such huge pressure'

Meerut, Nov 20, 2012, DHNS:

After warding of Uttar Pradesh’s threat in the company of K P Appanna, C M Gautam admitted that he never felt such immense pressure even when he set up a successful chase of 538/4 declared by Tamil Nadu in Chennai in the previous match.

The Karnataka stumper, battling body pain due to multiple injuries, kept the Uttar Pradesh attack at bay to steer his team to a face-saving draw here on Tuesday. Gautam (26 n.o.) and Appanna kept their cool in a tense situation to negotiate the last 10.1 overs and deny the hosts an outright win as Karnataka finished the final day at 274/8 in pursuit of 446.
“Honestly, I have never been in such a situation before,” said a relieved Gautam later. “I didn’t feel this pressure even when I was batting against Tamil Nadu. I don’t know if I thought we will save the match but I took it as a challenge. I needed someone to stay with me and I knew Appanna was quite capable of that. My plan was to take most of the strike against Bhuvaneshwar (Kumar) because the rest we were handling without much problem. Happy that we just about managed to get the job done,” he remarked.

Man-of-the-match Bhuvneshwar said it was a mixed feeling for him. The right-arm paceman took nine wickets in the match and struck 91 runs in the second innings to help UP dominate the match. “I’m happy with the way we performed throughout the match against a strong team like Karnataka. But I’m a bit disappointed as well because we couldn’t win the match which we came so close to doing.”


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Rescuers carrying out the operations to search for the bodies...

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's mother and wife at their home in Betadoor village in Hubli on Tues

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Pakistani weightlifters celebrate after Md Nooh Dastgir won...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medalist Bidyaluxmi Tourangbam, silver medalist Lidiyamol Sunny...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

Gold medal winning Indian team with other medallist teams...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

India's Dipika Karthik and Mihilya Methsarani of Sri Lanka in...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Gold medal winner WKLA Nimali of Sri Lanka, silver medallist...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Pauri on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

A view after heavy snowfall in Kufri near Shimla...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dressed as Lord Ram during the Nagaon Bhaona Samaroh...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523