Shahrukh Khan struck a sublime six in the final over to give Punjab Kings a much needed win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday at the Dubai International Stadium. The victory also saw a return to form for Punjab Kings' batsman, as both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal were amongst the runs once again, helping their franchise get over the line and stay alive in the 2021 VIVO Indian Premier League.
However, for bowling coach Damien Wright, the real heroes on the night were Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh. The Indian pacers performed yet again in the death overs, making a game changing impact with their bowling.
"If I'm totally honest, I think the last two overs from Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh was the difference in the game," said coach Damien Wright in the post match press conference.
"I'm really pleased with both of them, they work very hard and now its all paying off," he added.
"Death bowling has been an area of our game that we've been really strong at since we've been here in Dubai, and that's purely down to the way players train and apply themselves.
"I think there's some huge talent in our squad and particularly in our Indian bowlers, and to have a leader like Shami being able to do the job is really good," added Wright.
The Punjab Kings bowling coach was also all praise for Ravi Bishnoi. The leg spinner has picked up seven wickets since coming back into the team, while maintaining a misery economy rate on all occasions.
"I think Ravi (Bishnoi) is an absolute superstar. He's going to be something special for many years to come," said Damien Wright.
"He's been the real difference in our bowling attack. He's been able to give us that variation, and not only keep things dry and tight, but he takes wickets too.
"He's been a huge inclusion in our squad and his performances have been outstanding," concluded Wright.