Happy to Prove Myself With Chances I Get: Sandeep Lamichhane
Opportunities in the IPL have been few and far between for Sandeep Lamichhane and Nepal's teenage spinner says he has to "prove" himself every time he gets a chance.
His three wickets, including that of Chris Gayle, played an influential role in Delhi Capitals' five-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab, which broke their continuous losing jinx at home.
This was Delhi's second win in five outings here, with one coming in the Super Over, and sixth overall.
Considering the talent and the results, he may not have played as many matches as he would have loved to, but Lamichhane has no complaints.
"They have plans in their minds and that's why they chose different playing XIs. You just need to keep improving," said the Nepal national team spinner who has played T20 leagues across the world.
The pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla has been a major bone of contention in this edition of the league, but the spinner believed his team would be happy to play their remaining two home games on similar tracks.
"Pretty happy with the pitch, it will be a good game if we get these kinds of wickets, but there was dew and that was the main factor tonight. Gripping was difficult, but there was turn on the pitch," said Lamichhane.
Pleased at taking the big wicket of Gayle, who smashed five towering sixes during his brisk half-century, Lamichhane admitted that may have turned the game around.
"Anywhere you bowled he was just smashing all over the ground. And getting those two wickets in the 13th over, it was really good for us."
"I would be very thankful to Nepal cricket because I have done really good for them, and that's why I got into Delhi Capitals. I don't have to look back at my journey.
"Last season I played three games. This time if I am getting seven to eight games, I would like to make sure next time I play all the 14 games," he signed off.