''I Always Aspire To Be As Good As Jasprit Bumrah'', Harshal Patel After Taking Lead In Purple Cap Standings

Harshal Patel regained the Purple Cap from Jasprit Bumrah by clinching 2 wickets during his economical 4-over spell against Rajasthan in Guwahati on Wednesday. With 22 wickets from 13 matches this season, Harshal continues to impress.
I always aspire to be as good Jasprit Bumrah : Harshal Patel

Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel

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Punjab Kings medium pacer Harshal Patel expressed his aspiration to match the excellence of Jasprit Bumrah in T20 cricket, emphasizing that the bowling maestro is not merely a competitor. Harshal's remarks followed his reclaiming of the Purple Cap from Bumrah, achieved through a two-wicket haul for PBKS against Rajasthan in an IPL 2024 match in Guwahati on Wednesday, May 15th.
Harshal Patel showcased his deceptive skills by dismissing Rajasthan's top-scorer Riyan Parag and big-hitter Donovan Ferreira, concluding with figures of 2 for 28 on a sluggish pitch at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Harshal's effective use of slower-ball yorkers played a pivotal role in PBKS restricting RR to 144 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs.
"It's been a see-saw battle. Bumrah is not just a competitor, he is someone I have always looked up to. I always aspire to be as good as him. It's great that we are in this competition for the purple cap," Patel said.
Harshal Patel's wicket tally in IPL 2024 reached 22 in 13 matches, surpassing Jasprit Bumrah by two wickets. While Harshal faced consistency challenges at the beginning of the tournament, he has regained form in the latter stages, consistently taking wickets. The 33-year-old, who last represented India in January 2023, also leads in wickets taken during the death overs, with 16 to his name, surpassing Bumrah by five wickets.
Harshal credited his second-half resurgence to improved execution of his slower-ball dippers, a delivery he has honed over the years. He admitted that he struggled to get it right in 2023, which affected his performance during his time with RCB. After the 2023 season, in which he took 14 wickets with an economy rate of 9.66 per over, Harshal was released by RCB.
Harshal aims to further solidify his lead at the top when PBKS take on SunRisers in Hyderabad on May 19. However, PBKS are already eliminated from the playoff contention for the IPL 2024 season.
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