Bangalore: Impressed with a fit-again Zaheer Khan's magnificent bowling show against Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Ray Jennings is hopeful that the veteran pacer will play a key role in the play-offs if the team sneaks into the next round.
"The tough thing for me was to try get Zak match fit. Hopefully he hasn't started off too late and he is going to help us in semi-finals and finals," said Jennings after a 24-run win over Chennai Super Kings in which Zaheer took four wickets in two overs last night. We all know that when he is match fit he has amazing ability to handle the heat and the pressure in key moments. He even surprised me of his catch at the end. He was fired up," he told reporters here.
Jennings said he would have liked to be in a situation where his team could control the points table even as it waits for favourable results elsewhere to qualify for the play-offs.
"From my side I was interested in how we played the game (against CSK). The guys were keen even if it was raining. They were very connected to the game. They played good cricket. That is why we are here to entertain the crowd," he said. ...more
03:44 PM, May 19, 2013