IPL 2018: Harbhajan Singh lauds Bravo on his scintillating knock
Bravo slammed seven sixes in his innings of 68.
Published - Apr 8, 2018 10:55 am | Updated - Apr 8, 2018 10:55 am
Chennai Super Kings wouldn’t have hoped for a better comeback as they triumphed against their arch-rivals, the Mumbai Indians in a nail-biting encounter. In the opener of the eleventh season of the IPL, CSK managed to chase down Mumbai Indians’ target with just a ball sparing. If it wasn’t for a Dwayne Bravo epic inning, things would’ve been a lot different for the Super Kings.
Bravo’s 68 of 30 helped the touring party pull off a stunner, from a situation where winning was almost impossible. Earlier, Mumbai posted a target of 166 with Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Krunal Pandya piling up crucial forties. Despite losing both the openers for cheap scores, the Mumbai Indians came back quite well. In fact, Chennai Super Kings couldn’t get back into the game until the 18th over when Bravo smacked two huge sixes off McClenaghan.
However, this game isn’t just special for the Chennai Super Kings fans but also former Mumbai Indians’ players – Harbhajan and Rayudu. Both the veterans who were a part of the MI family for almost a decade were released by the Mumbai Indians. Both the talented Indian cricketers had to face off their former franchise in their debut in the yellow jersey. It was more of an emotional connection for both Harbhajan and Rayudu.
Harbhajan lauds Bravo and Jadhav:
Interestingly, Harbhajan Singh seemed to have enjoyed the opener with his new franchise beating his former team in a high profile drama game. He took to Twitter to appreciate the Dwayne Bravo flabbergasting knock which turned the game in a matter of two overs. The off-spinner also lauded Jadhav’s finishing shot. “Yesss, CSK is back in IPL and how…great game. Bravo, you beauty! Top shot from Jadhav to finish the game,” he tweeted just after the game.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 7, 2018
Lucky Jadhav finishes in style despite his injury:
Jadhav managed to finish off the game in the last over with a six and four back to back against Mustafizur Rahman. Despite injuring his hamstring pretty bad, Jadhav came back to bat in the 20th over. Earlier, Jadhav injured his hamstring and had to walk off the field. However, when CSK needed 7 from the last over, Jadhav came back to bat despite the pain. Also, he was lucky enough to survive Markande’s ball while he was caught LBW. Luckily, umpire’s decision wasn’t reviewed by the Mumbai Indians, which in turn cost the match for them.