Vivrant Sharma Half CenturyImage Credit source: BCCI
Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have already been ruled out of the IPL 2023 season, now is the time to prepare for the next season. For that, the team will have to identify such players in their squad, who should be retained in the next season as well. In such a situation, this team is giving chance to some new players. A young batsman got such an opportunity, who hit the third ball of his career in such a way that the ball itself had to be changed.
In their last match of the league stage, Sunrisers Hyderabad made some changes against Mumbai Indians. One, Umran Malik returned after 5 matches. Also gave a chance to 23-year-old all-rounder Vivrant Sharma, who made his debut this season itself. Even before this, Vivrant had played two matches but did not get a chance to bat then.
Vivrant got this opportunity against Mumbai because he was fielded for the opening and Vivrant created panic on the third ball of the match. On this ball of Jason Behrendorff, the left-handed batsman Vivrant hit a boundary using his steps and hitting a sharp shot over the covers.
Vivrant got a four but when the ball came back to the bowler, everyone was surprised. The seam (sewing thread) of the brand new ball was uprooted. Now was it the result of Vivrant’s strike or some other reason, the umpires had to change the ball in the first over itself.
Vivrant continued his attack even after this and hit 2 fours and a six in two overs of experienced leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. He formed an excellent opening partnership with Mayank Agarwal and scored the first half-century of his IPL career in just 36 balls. To reach here, this Jammu and Kashmir batsman hit 7 fours and a six.
Not only Vivarant, but veteran batsman Mayank Agarwal, who returned to the team after a few matches, also batted strongly. Together, both of them gave a strong start to Hyderabad by sharing a century partnership for the first wicket in 11 overs, blowing the senses of the Mumbai bowlers.
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