Rahul Tripathi opens up on his ambition to play for India
Rahul Tripathi was named the man of the match for his batting performance against MI
Rahul Tripathi is one of the talented cricketers in the Indian Premier League. The right-handed batsman is someone who can absorb the pressure and play as per the situation, which is what makes him one of the productive assets.
He has slammed as many as 10 fifties at an exceptional strike-rate of 141.2. Moreover, he has hit 175 boundaries and 67 maximums in his IPL career. He was adjudged the man of the match for his batting masterclass against Mumbai Indians.
He top-scored with 76 off 44 deliveries including 9 boundaries and 3 sixes at a strike-rate of 172.73. His blistering knock helped SRH post a humongous total of 193/6 in 20 overs. SRH somehow defended the target in the end and won by 3 runs.
Rahul Tripathi opens up on his dream to play for India
Perhaps, Tripathi isn't far away from donning the Indian outfit soon. SRH captain Kane Williamson and former Matthew Hayden have heaped praise on Tripathi. Hayden said Tripathi has got potential and backed the cricketer to make his debut for India.
"To win games is more important, happy I could do that today. Sometimes when a bowler is bowling well, how to score those runs. In T20 there cannot be a moment where you can slow down. Every ball is an event so I just think what could be the best result. When you play it's obviously your dream to represent your country," Tripathi said at the post-match presentation.
He further added that he has enjoyed batting at No.3. The best part is that he has been trying to learn the tricks and trade and play according to the situation. "I've enjoyed batting at three. It's important that if the openers have given a good start, then continuing that.
"Or whatever the situation demands I'm trying to learn from that. Bumrah's a great bowler. Was just looking to react to whatever he's bowling. Depends on how the wicket is playing, how I can counterattack at that point. If it's there and I can take it on, I will definitely go for the shot. If it's not there then I'll just look to take those singles-doubles," he said after the match.