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Slower ball my strength, says Mohit

Calcutta: Despite the presence of India regulars Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, it’s Mohit Sharma, who has done maximum damage with the ball for CSK. And rightly, he’s the owner of the Purple Cap with 11 wickets so far, as many as nine taken in the last three matches.

For Mohit, using the slower ball to perfection has helped him deliver. Even captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given him some advice in this regard. “The slower one is definitely one of the deliveries that I use a lot. It’s my strength. I have been bowling the slower one since a long time. It has begun to prove more effective because the wickets have been on the slower side.

“Hopefully, it continues to get me wickets in future as well,” Mohit told the IPL’s official website.

“I use the slower one depending on who the batsman is. There is also a knack of bowling it and using it according to the situation.”