IPL 2013: Vinay Kumar relishing 'top wicket-taker' tag

Royal Challengers Bangalore medium-pacer Vinay Kumar has 12 wickets so far, with Sunil Narine and Amit Mishra are not far behind with 11 each.

Last updated on Sunday, 21 April, 2013 12:22 IST
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Bangalore: Getting the purple cap in the ongoing IPL has come as a huge morale-booster to Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Vinay Kumar, who feels it has increased his hunger for wickets.

"I am really happy about whatever I have done so far and will make sure I will continue to do so. I also will try to give my best and get more wickets for the team," he told reporters after the win over Rajasthan Royals here last night.

Bowlers are in tough competition with each other in this year's IPL where the Purple Cap is changing hands quickly.

Vinay snatched the cap from leg-spinner Amit Mishra after he picked up three wickets for 18 runs against Rajasthan Royals last night.

However, his celebrations could be short-lived because wily West Indian spinner Sunil Narine and Mishra are not far behind with 11 wickets compared to Vinay's 12.

Vinay said Bangalore boasts of a good bowling attack and he was enjoying teaming up with with Ravi Rampaul, RP Singh and others.

Talking about the match against Rajasthan, Vinay said Chris Gayle once again gave Bangalore a clinical win.

"Gayle did well and made it sure he batted till the end. He did it in style, but in a manner that he is not accustomed to," he said.

Bangalore did not concede any extras in the match. Vinay said the bowlers worked hard in the nets to plug the no balls, especially after RP Singh's no ball cost the team against Chennai earlier in the tournament.

Story first published on: Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:18 IST

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