Singaporean all-rounder Tim David said he is enjoying the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 experience and it has been a learning curve for him, working under a ‘nice’ captain Rohit Sharma. David, who has been a fine T20 globetrotter,
Tim David sparked a bidding war but Mumbai Indians bought the big batter for Rs 8.25 crore, more than 20 times its base price. David had the chance to learn the tricks of the trade from the most successful IPL side, known for their talents to the extreme.
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Mumbai Indians got off to a bad start, losing their first two matches, but Tim David said everyone on the team is slowly winding down and looking forward to getting back to winning ways. The five-time champions lost to Delhi Capitals in their opening match before being defeated by Rajasthan Royals over the weekend. On Wednesday, April 6, they will compete against Kolkata Knight Riders.
“He’s been a nice captain,” David said of Rohit.
“I’ve only played two games with him so I just have to get used to playing with him. We have to get used to playing with a lot of guys in the team, but we’ll find our way and play better as a team as the tournament progresses But it’s been a lot of fun so far,” he added.
Tim David, who made his international debut in 2019, played 14 T20Is and hit 558 runs at a stunning pace of 159.52. In 91 T20’s, David has scored 1978 runs with a strike rate of 159.
David said he enjoys the opportunity to learn from one of the best players in the game, Kieron Pollard.
LEARNING FROM POLLARD
David was unable to get going in the first two games for Mumbai Indians, but the all-rounder said he was getting used to the field conditions in India. David has had the recent experience of wickets on the subcontinent having played in the Pakistan Super League in February.
“I think Polly has played in the IPL for over ten years, so there’s a lot of experience there,” said David.
“I think that naturally happens with time. You can’t get it all on a notebook right away. It just happens with different questions here or there, different situations, different experiences in training and trying to let some ideas pass him by to go .
“Take a little bit here and there and hopefully I can get some of that experience from him, and maybe some that I can try and use in a game or add to my game that can be successful.”