Jaydev Unadkat picked up a hat-trick in the final over of the innings for Rising Pune Supergiant against Sunrisers Hyderabad, as Pune won by 12 runs.
Unadkat finished with figures of 5/30. Speaking of his effort after the match, he said, "Brilliant! To get throught that low-scoring match was outstanding. I am very happy with the result today. I have been doing well in this part of the game, sticking to my strengths and I need to continue it for the team.”
Unadkat also revealed that seniors like MS Dhoni have been backing him. "I am trying to keep it simple and have the backing of Smith, MS (Dhoni) and Stokesy. We have been having some terrific talks in the meetings and it is good to implement all those in the match," he said.
Unadkat praised Pune’s team effort in the tournament. "All of us have worked hard, all of us have contributed and that's how you win matches for the team,” he explained.
On Pune's next game against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, Unadkat said, "I need to adapt to the wickets and we are playing next in Delhi, that would be one of the batting wickets in the tournament and I have to adapt to that wicket. I will then look to perform well on all kinds of wicket."
Pune are now at number two in the points table.
--By A Cricket Correspondent