Dube smashed 5 sixes in an over a day previous to the public sale in a Ranji Trophy match towards Baroda. (Credit score – RCB) © Cricbuzz
Shivam Dube was in his home with a bunch of pals, household and well-wishers watching the public sale of the Indian Premier League final December. The bunch erupted right into a refrain of cheers as he was offered to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping 5 crore. And why not, on condition that Dube had given himself and his possibilities of getting bagged an enormous enhance having smashed 5 sixes in an over a day previous to the public sale in a Ranji Trophy match towards Baroda.
“I am not serious about the 5 crore,” mentioned Dube in Bangalore on Wednesday (March 20). “I am simply right here to play cricket. I did not anticipate it, however I hoped to be chosen on the public sale as a result of I had carried out nicely in first-class cricket. So some expectation was there however I did not assume it will be this a lot.
“It was very good to get chosen, particularly by RCB. RCB is likely one of the finest groups I really feel. And taking part in beneath Virat bhai is one thing completely different. I’m a bit nervous, however very excited in regards to the event. Each participant has a dream of taking part in for India and taking part in within the IPL. One of many dream goes to return true and will probably be good.”
Dube comes right into a set-up that was wanting largely at strengthening their center order that was one in all their obtrusive weak hyperlinks final season. And given Dube’s capability to hit the large photographs, he matches into the position of a finisher, decrease within the center order completely for RCB.
“I’ve obtained ideas from Ashish bhai and Gary sir like I’m going to bat at quantity six or quantity seven. They’re serious about me as a finisher within the workforce. We will analyse that whereas practising and I shall be ready for that position.
“It’ll be a very good problem for me. Enjoying within the center order as a finisher is my job. I will give it 100%. It’ll be difficult and extra studying for me too. I will do what the workforce requires. The workforce’s requirement is greater than my very own.”
Dube is not coming into the IPL on the again of a number of video games, having performed simply two Syed Mushtaq Ali video games in March previous to the Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy sport towards Chattisgarh in January. It was a decrease again harm that set him again, giving him time on the NCA in Bangalore between January 20 till March 9 to work on his health in addition to give him some much-needed time to have the ability to put together himself for the IPL.
“If you wish to play good cricket, you’ll want to be match. I’ve labored quite a bit on that and I’ve come to a stage the place I am completely happy. I’ve modified my weight-reduction plan and exercises too. I’ve stopped consuming rice, wheat and all, however generally I’ve to eat rice for my carbs. I am doing the coaching that’s required for my cricket.
“It was not solely my rehab, as practising was my different half. I used to be working quite a bit on my batting and bowling. I used to be practising as a way to be within the ranges of an IPL participant. It is at all times being troublesome being an all-rounder. You should compete with the bowlers and batsmen. It is the troublesome job within the workforce. You should preserve your health. I work onerous for that. I’ll compete as a very good batsman and pretty much as good bowler additionally.”
Dube credit his six-hitting capability to his energy in his youthful days, the place he would clear outfields with ease. He calls himself a “power-hitter” at a time when a number of his contemporaries could not do what he was doing with as a lot consolation. However a lot of the criticism he cops is of being a participant that solely can largely hit straight down the bottom.
“Coaches used to inform my dad that your son is robust at an early age, so I used to be a power-hitter. That was a pure present from God, however I additionally follow quite a bit on that. I am working at the next stage proper now. It isn’t going to be solely the on-side or leg-side. It’ll be in all places.”