IPL 2022: There will be pressure on Tim David when he plays for Mumbai Indians, says Shane Watson

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IPL 2022: There will be pressure on Tim David when he plays for Mumbai Indians, says Shane Watson
IPL 2022: There will be pressure on Tim David when he plays for Mumbai Indians, says Shane Watson

IPL 2022: There will be pressure on Tim David when he plays for Mumbai Indians, says Shane Watson

IPL 2022: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said that Tim David will face pressure when he joins the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Tim David was purchased by the Mumbai Indians for Rs 8.25 crore on Day 2 of the mega auction.

“Definitely, with the high price tag, comes a lot of expectations and pressure from your franchise. It is not until you get into the gametime when you really know how to absorb that pressure that is there. I have seen a number of players who have had that expectation and they thrived under it. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are those kinds of guys,” said Watson on the ‘ICC Review’ show.

“But there are a number of guys, you can see that the pressure suffocated their performance. Tim David of Singapore plays in the BBL, first time he has got the opportunity to play in the IPL. And he will play for Mumbai Indians, so there will be pressure. It does provide different complexities and it is exciting about the IPL,” he added.

In the mega auction, the Mumbai Indians also acquired England pacer Jofra Archer.

Ishan Kishan, Deepak Chahar, and Shreyas Iyer were among the top picks in the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Mumbai Indians squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, N Tilak Varma, Sanjay Yadav, Jofra Archer, Daniel Sams, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Mohd Arshad Khan, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Aryan Juyal, Fabian Allen.