English batsman Liam Livingstone, who hit 27 sixes for Birmingham Phoenix this summer time, joked that the key behind his six-hitting streak was that he a borrowed bat from his Rajasthan Royals team-mate Riyan Parag.
“He wished considered one of my cricket baggage and I wished considered one of his bats. So, we did just a little commerce and I’ve been utilizing it in white-ball cricket all summer time,” the 28-year-old mentioned. “So perhaps I owe Riyan for all of the sixes that I’ve been hitting during the last couple of months.”
Livingstone had pulled out of the match earlier than the postponement, citing “bubble fatigue”, however says he’s now feeling refreshed. “I really feel there’s extra to life than simply cricket, and generally we form of overlook that we’re precise human beings and generally we have now to take care of ourselves,” he mentioned.
“I assume the choice I made on the time wasn’t a simple one, I wished to stick with the Royals and attempt to assist us win some video games. However I believe generally your psychological and bodily well being is most necessary.”
RR kickstart the second section of IPL 2021 on Tuesday in opposition to Punjab Kings. Rajasthan have solely gained the IPL title in 2008 and presently sit fifth within the desk.