Delhi Daredevils spiner Shahbaz Nadeem, who shone in Delhi Daredevils' comprehensive win Mumbai Indians in the IPL, said that his captain Virender Sehwag's encouraging words gave him the confidence to do well.
"After the game against Chennai, Virubhai said you go and bowl your normal balls and you will do well. I bowled three overs in powerplay today and I concentrated on my line and length and it paid me off," said the 22-year-old Jharkhand player at the post-match press conference last night.
"The second wicket (of Richard Levi) was special. I bowled an arm ball and it worked," he said.
"In that match (against Chennai), I bowled the 15th and 17th overs. Virubhai told me to go out and do what I know. He gave me the confidence. When we came here, Virubhai told me I did not allow even a batsman of Dhoni's calibre to hit me. As far as I'm concerned he (Dhoni) is one of the best players of spin bowling," said Nadeem.