England opener Sam Billings, who is currently playing for Delhi Daredevils (DD), in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, is impressed with the quality and the immense talent of the Indian players., Billings says is happy to share the dressing room with the talented Indian players. Billings has said that the young Indian talents like Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have been impressive and are currently the most exciting young players to be ever produced by India. Although Delhi Daredevils are struggling at the bottom of the IPL 10 points table, they still have a chance to finish at the top phase of the table of they manage to win their remaining six games. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), IPL 2017, Match 40 at Delhi
“Samson, Nair and Pant are the most exciting young players India have produced. Shreyas Iyer as well. They are four fantastic players. Karun had a bit more exposure to international cricket with obviously a 303 … Sanju has lit up the IPL. He has scored a brilliant hundred this year. Rishabh is an amazing talent as well. Shreyas scored a double hundred in one of the warm-up games against Australia,” Billings told IANS. Billings also praised Delhi coach Rahul Dravid. “He has a very calming influence. He is a fantastic human being. What a great bloke to have in the dressing room and have the privilege to be coached by him. We are honoured to be having him in the dressing room. I just enjoy talking to him, whether it’s about life or cricket. He is very calm like I said and offers his insight and has lots of experience,” he said. IPL 2017: Sam Billings admits enjoying extra responsibility for Delhi Daredevils (DD)
Billings spoke about his experience playing in the IPL so far. “It’s been a great experience. The passion for the game in India is second to none. It’s been a great opportunity to come over and play in this great competition. It has got the best coaches in the world, the best players in the world. I have always loved coming and playing in India,” he expressed.
Speaking on Delhi Daredevils as a whole, he said, “We have got talent in the dressing room. It’s just about putting things right. We are not far away. We’ve been in contention in every single game. I would like to say we’ve lost the games as opposed to being beaten. It’s just one of those things. It’s Twenty20 cricket where if you take your foot off the gas, people will punish you. We have been dominant in all of the games, just haven’t crossed the line.”