West Indies and Delhi Capitals batter Rovman Powell have played some excellent knocks in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Talking about his recent performances, the right-handed batter has stroked 36, 33, 35, and 67 in the last four games respectively. In a group stage match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Powell scored an excellent fifty and produced an unbeaten 122-run stand with Australian batter David Warner.
However, Powell did not have a good start to the tournament as he had scored only 31 runs in the five games before he came back to his form and stroked some excellent knocks. The right-handed batter has now revealed that he talks to his bats. During a candid conversation on The Grade Cricketer Podcast, Powell opened up about having a chat with his bat after a series of disappointing performances in IPL 2022. “In the first three games of the IPL, I didn’t get many runs. (Moreover), I didn’t get runs with the bat that I score so many runs. I was in my room, I put them (the bat) back on the bed and I said, ‘you’re going to disappoint me in the IPL. What are you doing?’” said Powell.
“I said ok, I’m playing in the next game and I’m giving you one more chance. I get one ball against RCB (in the fifth game of the season – dismissed on 0), and when I went back to the room, I just put them (the bat) on the bed and I said, ‘I’m gonna give you a little break’. And I looked on the next 4-5 bats that I have and I said, ‘who’s going to put up their hands and give me some runs?’” the West Indian batter added.