- Apr 7, 2011
It wasn't the sort of innings that would set the IPL on fire, but a cool and calculated effort that would shut up all the doubting Thomases who had already penned his cricketing obituary.
A tad nervous he may have been at the start, but once a few balls struck the middle of his blade, the confidence returned and the feet moved beautifully. If he didn't open up after that, blame it on the three quick dismissals as Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa and skipper Yuvraj Singh paid the price for being impetuous. With less than run-a-ball required at that stage, the situation warranted the senior pro to see his side through. Mobbed by a fan, who had run on to the field, during the course of his innings, Sourav stuck to his task, cut out all the frills and ensured that his team didn't slip up.