Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is hopeful of things getting back to normal after COVID-19 crisis in the next few months. The New Zealand all-rounder is currently in the UAE for the ongoing season of the IPL 2020 season.
Neesham applauded the BCCI’s move of conducting the IPL in the UAE despite no crowds in the stadiums. But that has seen the surge in the number of the Television viewers this season.
“It is more challenging now, guys being away from their family so much and not being able to get out of their hotel. Holding IPL in foreign conditions with no crowds and to pull a TV number that has been pulled is pretty unbelievable,” Neesham told ANI.
“I think we can continue this positive aspect and hopefully, in the next six to twelve months we will be back to normal,” he added.
Neesham was a part of the playing XI of Kings XI Punjab that lost the match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Rahul Tewatia changed the course of the game by blasting 7 sixes in the last nine ball and also became the game-changer.
He also sailed the side to an improbable victory by chasing the target of 224 runs in 20 overs by 4 wickets.
“He struck the ball pretty well. Sharjah has small boundaries and it gets very challenging when a guy gets going. It is always disappointing not to win but we are still happy with the way we have been playing cricket. It is not a case of making drastic changes. It is about doing the same and just giving extra one percent to get over the line,” Neesham praised Tewatia.
Kings XI Punjab will next face Mumbai Indians in their next match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on September 30.