Fans throughout the IPL venues have taunted Naveen by chanting Virat Kohli’s identify.© BCCI/IPL
Lucknow Super Giants’ Afghan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq had a verbal spat with star batter Virat Kohli throughout his aspect’s IPL 2023 match in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this month. Since then, followers throughout the IPL venues have taunted Naveen by chanting Kohli’s identify in the course of the matches. On Wednesday, LSG crashed out of IPL 2023 after dropping to Mumbai Indians within the Eliminator in Chennai. During the match, Naveen was as soon as once more targetted by followers contained in the Chepauk.
Speaking after the match, Naveen stated he enjoys the chants because it motivates him to do nicely for his crew.
“I like that everyone within the floor is chanting his identify or any participant’s identify. I get pleasure from it. It provides me ardour to do nicely for my crew,” Naveen stated in the course of the post-match press convention.
The 23-year-old added that appreciation and criticism come hand in hand, and as knowledgeable one has bought to simply accept that.
“I do not think about the noise from exterior. I simply give attention to my cricket and my very own course of. Crowd is chanting or anybody, these items would not impact me. As knowledgeable, it’s a must to take this into your stride. One day you’ll not do your finest in your crew and these followers will give it to you. But when you’ll carry out, they’ll chant your identify. It’s simply half and parcel of sport,” he added.
In the match in opposition to MI, Naveen picked up 4 wickets by conceding 38 runs within the match. He additionally achieved his private finest bowling figures within the IPL. He additionally has the fifth-best bowling figures by an LSG bowler.
In a debut season, Naveen has taken 11 wickets in eight matches.
(With ANI Inputs)
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