Mumbai Indians roped in Singaporean-Australian hard-hitter Tim David for Rs 8.25 crore. He has so far scored 106 runs from six games. The 26-year-old first smashed a 9-ball 20 and then followed it up with a match-winning 44-run knock against the Gujarat Titans. 

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David is the first Singaporean cricketer to feature in the IPL. His journey did not start well. The Mumbai Indians lost eight matches in a row and became the first side to be eliminated from the playoffs race. They are placed last on the points table with three wins and nine losses. 

David is a hard-hitter. His ability to hit maximums has been on display in IPL 2022. He explained his formula. 

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“I spend a lot of my time in the nets trying to hit sixes. I think it’s about putting pressure on the bowler and recognizing the right situations when you can try that in a game. There might be different pitches, or grounds that suit power-hitting off particular bowlers. You have got to pick those moments, and also you have got to be aware that it’s not going to come off all the time, and batting in the middle-order can be risky,” reckoned the 26-year-old,” he said ahead of MI’s game vs the Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

According to David, it was all about going into the games with a clear mind.

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“And then once, it is all mental. I think it is the same for all batters. You have got to go in with a clear mind. If you don’t, if you are carrying things into the game, you can get a patchy performance. So it is about trying to get into that state where you can try and be as consistent as possible mentally.”

“And then if you trust your process, and stick to it, then that will most often bring the best results,” he said. 

The Singaporean player said that Mumbai Indians have played really  good cricket. 

“Kind of felt like the season didn’t really start for us till we got that first win. Since then, we have played some really good cricket. We have won three of our last four games and there has been a good feeling in the team,” David added.