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IPL 2022: “They Have Accepted Me As A Part Of Their Family” – Rovman Powell Enjoying The Environment At DC

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Rovman Powell hasn’t let DC feel the shortfall of Shimron Hetmyer in the Indian Premier League. The West Indies right-hander has been making a heavenly showing in the middle order playing significant knocks at a smashing strike rate for DC in IPL 2022.

The attacking batter Rovman Powell, who has been giving fast fire innings down the order for the Delhi Capitals, communicated that he has felt comfortable in the Delhi Capitals camp.

It Was Important To Come Here And Feel At Home: Rovman Powell

Rovman Powell (Image Credits: IPL)
Rovman Powell (Image Credits: IPL)

While speaking in the sixth episode of The Delhi Capitals Podcast, Rovman Powell said, “Coming all the way from the Caribbean, it was very important for me to come here and feel at home. And the Delhi Capitals have accepted me as a part of their family and I feel at home here.

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Being comfortable in an environment can help you put up your best performances. And I realized that everyone in the team is behind you whether you have a good day or not and that is very important.”

The West Indian likewise shared a tale about the amusing beginning of his expedition with the Delhi franchise.

“When I landed in Mumbai, I was told that the airline doesn’t have any of my bags. The only thing I had with me was my hand baggage when I left the airport. I didn’t have any extra clothes with me so I spent 2-3 days in a towel in my hotel room.”

Rishabh Pant Was Excited To Have Me At DC: Rovman Powell

Rovman Powell
Rovman Powell (Image Credits: IPL)

Powell also spoke about the Delhi Capitals Captain Rishabh Pant and told how he is someone everyone in West Indies looks up to. He said:

“Rishabh Pant is someone we look up to in the Caribbean because he’s a good player. Whenever we play against him (in international cricket), we have meetings about how to curtail his cricketing prowess and how to keep him quiet.

And after I was acquired by Delhi Capitals, Rishabh told me that he is excited to have me as a part of the team and will give me a role that I would like. And he has stuck to his word.”

I Was Going To Become A Soldier: Rovman Powell

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Rovman Powell David Warner. Image: BCCI/IPL

The hard-hitting player additionally communicated that he is using cricket as a way to strip his family out of poverty.

“I come from a small village (in Jamaica) where farming is the primary income earner for the majority of the families. But from my childhood days, I had a dream that I will take my family out of poverty through cricket and education.

Cricket has been going well, thanks to the grace of God. Before I became a professional cricketer, I was going to become a soldier. If cricket didn’t work out then I would have been a soldier.”

The Delhi Capitals will be facing Rajasthan Royals in their next match of the IPL 2022 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on Wednesday.

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