I did not try for any tricks: Mishra
Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who has taken the most hat-tricks in the IPL, said he stuck to the basics en route to his third such feat on Wednesday against Pune Warriors.
"I did not try for any tricks; I wanted to keep it simple.
"I did not think of any other thing; just bowled to get the wickets and I got a hat-trick," said Mishra, after Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Pune Warriors by 11 runs in a thriller.
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'I am not sure what happened, whether it was a freak win or not'
Asked if there was any discussion on how to bowl to defend the small score of 119, Mishra said, "(Captain) Cameron White said I should go for wickets and I did just that.
"It's a great feeling, I am happy to help my team win today. The team is working together, supporting each other."
White praised Mishra on his sensational performance.
"I am not sure what happened, whether it was a freak win or not. We got wickets as and when we needed and then Mishy (Mishra) did his job," he said.
"In small chases, we cannot leave Ishant (Sharma) and (Dale) Steyn to get wickets till the last," he added.
'It was disappointing to throw a game like this'
A disappointed Pune Warriors' captain Angelo Mathews conceded that his side choked.
"I thought we had the game till the last five overs. We got off to a brilliant start, but we choked again.
"It was disappointing to throw a game like this which was in our hand," he said.
"We got to be consistent to move on from here. Nine more games to turn things around," added the Sri Lankan.