I scratched Virat Kohli's thigh and did some damage during my hat-trick celebrations: Harshal Patel

I scratched Virat Kohli’s thigh and did some damage during my hat-trick celebrations: Harshal Patel

During his hat trick celebrations against MI, Harshal Patel caused some injuries to his teammates Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj.

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel was the cynosure of all eyes in his side’s emphatic victory over the Mumbai Indians (MI). Patel scalped a hat trick with the ball in hand in the 17th over of the match and turned the game in favour of the Virat Kohli-led outfit.

And during his hat trick celebrations, the right arm pacer caused some injuries to his teammates Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj. The 30-year-old has now opened up on the extent of the injuries caused to both players.

Patel revealed that Siraj’s leg is fine, and added that he also did some damage to Kohli’s thighs as well. In fact, Patel stated that the first thing he did after the celebrations was to enquire about Siraj’s injury.

“Yes, Siraj’s leg is fine. That was the first thing I asked after the celebrations got over. Luckily, he is fine. During the hat-trick celebration, I scratched Virat’s thigh as well, so did quite some damage,” said Harshal Patel in a video posted on iplt20.com.

Adaptation has been a key part of my game: Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel also said that he prides himself on his ability to adapt to different situations and conditions that the game throws up. Adding that the grounds in the UAE suit his type of bowling as the wickets are on the slower side, the RCB pacer concluded by stating that when he starts his run-up, he is clear about what he wants to bowl.

“Adaptation has always been a key part of my game, I adapt well to different situations and different conditions. That is something that I pride myself on. The grounds are bigger here and the wickets are slower, it suits my type of bowling.

My mindset hasn’t changed, my role hasn’t changed. It was just a mental tweak to adapt to the conditions. More often than not you know what deliveries to be bowling in the death overs, execution is the key. At the top of my mark I am very sure of what I want to bowl,” concluded Harshal Patel.