IPL 2013: Jaydev Unadkat happy to share dressing room with Zaheer Khan

Jaydev Unadkat spoke about his delight at sharing the dressing room with a stalwart like Zaheer Khan (above) © IANS

Bangalore: Apr 11, 2013

Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Jaydev Unadkat spoke about the advantages of sharing the dressing room with Zaheer Khan and how it has helped him grow in his new franchise.

“Personally, I have really gained a lot having him around. Right from the first match, I go and speak to him before every match about how I should plan to bowl on a particular wicket and conditions. For a youngster like me, or any other pacer in the team for that matter, his presence is helping,” Unadkat told IPLT20.com

The Saurashtra fast bowler is also relishing the chance of playing against his former side Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.

“It’s going to be special. For the first time I’ll be playing against KKR. Up until now, for me IPL has always been KKR,” he said.

Unadkat is delighted at the amount of chances he has got with his new franchise, after spending most of time on the KKR bench in the last three seasons.

“It really boosts my confidence to know that the team management thinks I can do well on the field. I passed through that phase during the last IPL season with KKR when I didn’t get to play many games. I was just sitting out and working on my strength and bowling. It is difficult, it’s not easy to sit outside and watch others play while waiting for your opportunity,” he admitted.

“But that’s a part and parcel of the game. Here we have some 10-11 fast bowlers in the team and not everyone will play all the games. RCB has been quite good for me till now in that respect. I got the confidence from the captain and the coach and that’s really important for a youngster to come into a new side. I’m happy with the way I’ve done in the games I’ve played so far and I’m looking forward to continuing the same,” he added.

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