IPL 2018

Close games get the better of all of our emotions: Williamson

Courtesy the way things conspired, in the 2018 season, he is the sole foreigner to lead an IPL franchise. “It is what it is due to a number of different circumstances and here I am talking to you guys,” he says.

“It’s definitely a challenge when the games get close,” he said on Monday (April 23). “The responsibility of a captain or a leader at that time (is to figure out) what works next, to try and remind ourselves how can we best offer ourselves to others around us than get too caught up in the emotion. It’s certainly a challenge and it gets the better of all of us at certain times.”

In only two weeks of the tournament, the IPL has offered Williamson a roller-coaster ride of results. Three consecutive wins later, Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced two defeats. A string of injuries and poor form of important players has left them further depleted after the absence of Warner. “That’s T20 cricket. From our perspective, it’s important to not be too reactive, to focus on our plans, go back to those,” he said. “We know that when we’re achieving those plans and building towards those, we’re giving our best chance to win games. Sometimes you lose some. You want to win more, perhaps go back to the base level. When we stick to those plans, we know we’re giving ourselves the best chance.”

” It was a brilliant competition at the moment, beating each other. Chennai might be at the top of the table, but no team is unbeaten. It makes for an exciting scene for all the teams going into the middle and back half of the table,” he concluded.

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