Not Easy to Score Against Bumrah And Co, Says Heinrich Klaasen

South Africa's newest swashbuckler Heinrich Klaasen has credited J P Duminy for "taking the fear out" of his game, saying the skipper's presence was a key factor in his match-winning knock against India in the second Twenty20 International here.

Klaasen smashed 69 off 30 balls as the Proteas won by six wickets last night to level the three-match series 1-1.

"The way JP told me to go, this over needs to go for 20, it takes all the fear out of your game. Then it is very important to keep a calm head. There was a stage when I was swinging quite hard," he said.

"They (the Indians) are very skilful bowlers. So it is not easy to get a run a ball,” he added.

 

Abhishek Patil

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