The Indian Premier League has finally kick-started and six teams have played their first games till now. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Capitals have managed to win their opening games, while, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals have lost their first match of the season.
We are sure you have your Stumpsandbails fantasy team ready. However, there are some players who must have clearly gone unsold in your group’s auction as well. Players like Chetan Sakariya and Deepak Hooda. Both of these dark horses came out of nowhere and displayed a stellar class on the pitch on Monday night, on a thrilling contest between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. KL Rahul inspired Punjab Kings handed Rajasthan Royals a mammoth total of 222 runs to chase.
Skipper KL Rahul scored 91 off 50 balls while Deepak Hooda played an influential inning of 64 of just 28 balls. Chris Gayle bagged 40 runs in 28 balls. The total set by Punjab was achievable but seemingly difficult. However, RR skipper Sanju Samson had different plans. The youngster carried his side with his massive ton. However, the skipper failed to pull his side to the finishing point as RR lost the game by 5 runs.
Nevertheless, the world of cricket witnessed two new names coming out of one of the best IPL games. Chetan Sakariya’s story from rags to riches has already motivated everyone. The 23-year-old left-arm pacer was the only bowler from Rajasthan Royal’s side who dominated the Punjab Kings’ batsmen. Sakariya ended his four-over spell for 31 for 4. He was the only bowler who was shown some respect by Punjab’s batsmen.
On the other hand, Deepak Hooda rejuvenated his image with the kind of innings he played on Monday night. Hooda’s innings of 64 runs included six 6s and four 4s. Hooda lifted Punjab’s spirit and helped them reach the massive total. The future of Punjab looks exciting with Hooda’s newly found form in their side.
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