IPL 2012: Muttiah Muralitharan's guidance helped me, says KP Appanna

KP Appanna took four wickets in the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals AFP

Jaipur: April 24, 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner KP Appanna has credited Muttiah Muralitharan for his match-winning four-wicket haul against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Jaipur on Monday.

Appanna said the Sri Lankan spin wizard’s guidance was of great help to him last night.

He also said that he is not overawed by the fact that while Muttiah Muralitharan was sitting out, he was getting the opportunity to represent RCB.

“He (Murali) is a great bowler and he is sitting out only because we can play only four overseas players, but his contribution is there. He always guides me. In fact, he gave tips about how to bowl on this wicket,” said the 23-year-old orthodox left-arm spinner, who ripped through the Rajasthan batting line-up with impressive figures of four for 19.

The bowler said though he cherished all his dismissals, the one of Owais Shah was his prized scalp.

“Though I got four wickets, Owais Shah’s was the prized one. It gave me satisfaction as he has been playing so well and I could deceive him with flight,” Appanna said. (PTI)