Prasidh aims to strike note of consistency

Prasidh aims to strike note of consistency

DETERMINED: KKR's Prasidh Krishna says the team has heaped a lot of faith on him and he is keen to deliver. AFP

Young pacer Prasidh Krishna's gritty performance was put to shade by the brilliance of Kagiso Rabada during Delhi Capitals' Super Over defeat of Kolkata Knight Riders on March 30.

Entrusted with the task of bowling the Super Over for KKR, the 23-year-old Bengalurean held his nerve very well in a humdinger to concede just 10 runs against the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw. Although KKR lost the match after Rabada delivered a phenomenal yorker to clean bowl the dangerous Andre Russell and hog all the limelight, Prasidh's performance didn't go unnoticed and was appreciated by many experts.

Feeling charged up following the fine act, Prasidh said the team's faith in his abilities gave him the confidence that night. "Initially, I was very happy because the team trusted me to do the job. I thought the result depended on that one over. I enjoyed taking responsibilities for the team. It was a task handed to me and I did pretty well but we ended up losing the game," said the lanky pacer on Wednesday, just before a training session.

"Our plans were very clear. We knew Shreyas, Pant and Prithvi would be coming to bat. We really planned well as a team. I was confident about executing them and it went well. We knew their strengths, what shot Iyer, Pant or Prithvi would play well. It was about not giving them the balls to play those shots and keeping it away from the hitting zone.

"DK (Dinesh Karthik) has always trusted in me; I bowled in the death last year as well. It feels really nice as a bowler when you have your team, your captain, your coaching staff, everyone trusting you. What else can you ask for? It's only going up from there."

In the three games he has played this season, Prasidh is yet to bag a wicket but he's not too worried. "I think consistency is the best weapon any bowler can add to his armoury. That's one thing I've really worked on with Omkar Salvi and Abhishek Nayar (at the KKR Academy). Apart from that, I do work on the variations, like the slower one, yorker.

"You know yorkers at 130 kmph and at 140 kmph are completely different. I would want to get speed as an aspect because that's not everyone can do. So when I can do it, I want to do it consistently. I believe the process is more important and results will follow automatically."