(Cricket News) As MI chased down the goal of 200 for the third consecutive game in the TATA IPL 2023, the fans were thoroughly entertained during the second-most anticipated match of Rivalry Week between MI and RCB at Wankhede Stadium.
Sensational Young Nehal Wadhera also scored his second fifty of the year, while Suryakumar Yadav continued his scorching form with the bat and slammed a quickfire 83 off 35 balls. The pair put MI in control of the run chase by stringing together a partnership of 140 runs.
Sunil Gavaskar, a former cricketer for India, asserted that Wadhera was influenced by SKY’s form, but the youngster made his own shots.
Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, Gavaskar said, “When you are batting with SKY your confidence is boosted, but the best thing about Nehal Wadhera’s innings was that he wasn’t looking to play shots like SKY. The best thing about him is that his balance was superb.”
Harbhajan Singh, a former cricketer for India, praised Wadhera for seizing the chance with both hands and restoring the management of the MI team’s faith in her.
Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, Harbhajan said, “Nehal Wadhera has made most of the opportunities count. He was being fast-tracked from U-25 to Punjab Ranji Trophy and MI scouted him well. He just made the opportunities count in the absence of Tilak Varma.”
Gavaskar also praised SKY, who quickly eliminated RCB and once more displayed his 360-degree hitting abilities.
Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, Gavaskar said, “SKY was toying with the bowlers. He gives you a feeling of gully cricket when he’s batting like that. He’s just gotten better with practice and hard work. His bottom hand is so powerful that he uses it to perfection. Against RCB, he started with hitting towards long-on and long-off and later agricultured shots all around the park.”