Bangalore: Morne Morkel, the Delhi Daredevils fast bowler, has said he has been helping the younger bowlers in his side to deal with pressure of performing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Morkel, who is currently the leading wicket-taker this season with 25 wickets, said a strong showing by Daredevils' bowlers has helped the team make the playoffs.
"It's always good to be standing next to the bowler, clear his mind, tell him to focus on the next ball and calm his nerves," Morkel told Indian Express. "You can be put under great pressure in 24 balls. How you handle those moments is crucial. My job is to keep talking to the bowlers when times are bad, tell them it is okay. I remember when I was under pressure, it was always nice to have a guy next to me and tell me feel-good things."