The pacer defended four runs in the final over to guide his side to a famous win over Punjab Kings in the IPL on Tuesday.
“When I went to Australia, I learnt a lot. Lot of players were injured and a youngster can also win the tournament and I also want to win matches for India,” said Tyagi.
Mumbai Indians pacer Bumrah had lavished praise on Tyagi after his last-over heroics against Punjab.
“When I went to Australia, I didn’t go to Jasprit bhaiya because I was nervous but he came to me and discussed many things with me and it was a big moment,” he said.
“Personally when I saw that he had tweeted about me, I felt very happy because he is among the world’s best bowlers and he is my hero and he has tweeted about me.”
What an over, #KartikTyagi! To maintain a cool head under that kind of pressure and to get the job done, great stuf… https://t.co/pKfWPIbiZU
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) 1632248610000
In the last over against Punjab, the pacer said he looked to bowl six yorkers. He ended up taking two wickets while conceding just one run to seal a two-run win for RR.
“When Mustafizur Rahman was bowling, it didn’t seem that the match would go till the last over because a left-hander was batting and left-arm fast bowler was bowling and it was a shorter end,” Tyagi said during a virtual press conference on Friday.
“But as he gave just four runs the match reached last over, there was little pressure and excitement too, but I didn’t think I would be able to defend the score.
“When I had bowled three balls, I started having the belief that it was possible and then when in the last ball it happened, I felt very happy.”
Tyagi said he didn’t feel any pressure when he was asked to bowl the final over.
“When I was in the run-up, Sanju bhaiya (Sanju Samson), Chris Morris, they asked me what my plan was and also discussed their plans. They supported me a lot,” he said.
“I didn’t feel any pressure because four was needed in six balls. I would have been under more pressure if I needed to defend 10 runs in six balls because people will naturally think that we have lost the match because it is possible to score 4 runs in six balls.
“I too felt that it will be chased in 3-4 balls because even if they take four singles it will be over but once I bowled three balls, everybody started believing that the match can turn now and I was clear that I need to bowl six yorkers in six balls.”
Asked about his ambition as a player, Tyagi said: “I know that I can swing the ball both ways and I can also bowl fast. I have a dream to be the best so I think I should always help the team in every situation and do well in future.
“If I am asked to bowl with the new ball, I can swing it and also bowl fast in the middle overs because I consider them my strengths and as I grow in age, I will also gather more experience, so I would look to help RR.”
Rajasthan will take on table-toppers Delhi Capitals on Saturday and Tyagi said he is just focussing on the process.
“Not only Delhi capitals, all the teams are good. So I am not planning against any particular team, I am just following the process. Like even in the last over, I had to bowl just six balls, so I just want to follow the process,” he said.