July 6, 2022

Punjab Kings all-rounder Liam Livingstone stated for him, hitting a 117m six off Mohammed Shami in his aspect’s win over Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 was enjoyable. On the identical time, Livingstone identified that it was totally different from the 122m six hit by him off Haris Rauf in England’s T20I match in opposition to Pakistan final yr.

Within the sixteenth over, with Punjab needing 27 runs to win, Livingstone slammed Shami for a monstrous 117m six over deep sq. leg, which led to commentators on-air say with delight, “It is out the stadium! Have by no means seen a six as massive as that one.” Livingstone would then hit two extra sixes and as many fours to finish the chase of 144 with 4 overs to spare.

“The one at Leeds (122m) and this (117m) was totally different, but it surely feels nice to hit it as massive as you may as we’re within the leisure enterprise and it’s nice for the followers. Sadly, it offers us solely six and no more,” stated Livingstone in a pre-match chat with broadcasters Star Sports activities.

Requested about why he went after Shami in that match, Livingstone defined, “I took on Shami as a result of I assumed I can hit to the quick boundary, not the NRR. Additionally, Rashid (Khan) and Lockie (Ferguson) had overs on the different finish. However generally, once you get going you can not cease. I’ve been attempting to extend consistency on the sixes and it’s getting higher. Hopefully, I can do extra of the identical right now (in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on Saturday).”

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Livingstone revealed that hitting sixes is a capability which is solely depending on confidence. “I haven’t got a stable defence, I am unable to say that, having the ability to energy sixes is a assured factor, it places the stress again on the bowlers. If its in my half, I do attempt to hit sixes and switch the stress again onto the bowling unit. I’ve labored arduous on my consistency, it’s got higher now, have additionally been engaged on hitting sixes in a constant method.”

Livingstone, 28, signed off by saying that pitch will play an vital consider a day match in opposition to Rajasthan to be in rivalry for playoffs. “It does rely on the pitch, this can be a huge recreation and we’ll must win most of our video games, so I feel it is a good state of affairs to be in. See what the pitch is, see how it’s enjoying and if it is in your zone, go on your photographs.”

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Revealed on: Saturday, Might 07, 2022, 04:12 PM IST