David Miller
David Miller. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Gujarat Titans’ David Miller is having fun with his greatest ever IPL season as he has already scored 449 runs in 15 matches at a median of 64.14 with a strike price of 141.19. This 32-year outdated Proteas batter is thought for his highly effective hitting skills. Nevertheless, in current IPL seasons, he was nowhere close to to his stage greatest. Talking on the pre-match press convention earlier than this 12 months’s IPL Last, he recalled laborious occasions after 2016.

Miller began his IPL profession in 2013 with the Punjab franchise. In each the 2013 and 2014 seasons, he scored 418 and 446 runs respectively. He got here into the limelight when he smashed a century towards RCB in 2013. Nevertheless, after these years he didn’t proceed to ship large performances within the league. Particularly, in each 2020 and 2021 IPL seasons, he managed to play solely in 10 matches, scoring solely 124 runs.

This 12 months, regardless of being unsold within the first spherical of the mega IPL public sale, GT purchased him within the second spherical. He has appeared in chic type as he managed to shut some essential video games for the franchise in crunch conditions. Earlier than Sunday’s IPL Last, he recalled his ‘laborious occasions’ in the previous couple of IPL seasons.

I’ve been taking part in all of the video games and that permits you to quiet down: David Miller

“I really feel like I’m repeating myself. However one factor that modified this season, is that I’m taking part in each recreation. The final four-five years in IPL… I had a foul season in 2016 after which haven’t actually felt backed in any respect. That’s the character of the IPL. There are such a lot of abroad gamers and solely 4 can play. I had to return and work on my recreation. Though I felt actually good taking part in for the home groups in South Africa, I used to be seeking to discover that good nick. That’s what occurred this season,” he acknowledged. 

“I’ve been taking part in all of the video games and that permits you to quiet down. Which helps you probably not fear concerning the choice, however win video games. As you become old and mature, you do perceive the strain and learn how to take care of failures. What works for you as a participant. What it’s good to do and what you don’t have to do,” added Miller. 

Talking about his partnership with Rahul Tewatia, he stated: “We’re very shut and we perceive one another’s recreation. Like what he’s pondering. You should know what’s the character of your accomplice.” Forward of the IPL ultimate, he appeared excited to play on the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. “I’ve by no means seen the stadium, I’ve solely seen the images of it. I don’t know what’s the wicket like.”