IPL 2019: I don’t play to hog the limelight, says Alzarri Joseph
Joseph registered the best figures in the IPL history in the game against SRH.
Published - Apr 7, 2019 1:01 pm | Updated - Apr 7, 2019 6:15 pm
Hyderabad: Alzarri Joseph was the talk of the tour following his 6/12 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad which is now the best bowling analyses in the IPL. His efforts with the ball helped Mumbai Indians to defend their total of 136/7 successfully. The West Indian played his first game of the season and delivered a wicket-maiden first up as he got the wicket of David Warner on the very first ball of his IPL career. Being in the news is something every young player would love but Joseph thinks otherwise.
The 22-year-old’s thoughts speak of himself as the speedster is determined to win the matches and the tournament for his team (Mumbai Indians). Joseph feels that things like fame and being in limelight will make him feel good but his contributions in the victories will always give him immense pleasure. The 2016 U19 CWC winner says that the last of his six wickets against SRH was the special one as the MI team completed the victory with that wicket.
“I play to win, not for the limelight. It (fame and limelight) is a good feeling but I really want to win this tournament not just for individual performances. My aim is to put out the best and win the games for my team,” said Joseph speaking at the press conference after the victory in Hyderabad.
Scores don’t matter
Alzarri kept hitting 140 kmph mark on his IPL debut and the pitch made things worse for the SRH batsmen at his pace. Joseph said that he would continue to bowl in the same manner irrespective of the totals needed. He says that he is ready to bring out the variations if needed but sticks to his plan to going hard at the batsman.
“Scores doesn’t really matter. I just go out there and put my best foot forward. We will have an idea about the pitch and know what all the variations are needed to be used on a given pitch.” Alzarri added.