IPL 2022: Video of Shreyas Iyer arguing with KKR head coach Brendon McCullum goes viral
Shreyas Iyer's 85-run knock went in vain and visibly, he was disappointed.
Updated - Apr 19, 2022 12:34 am
427 runs and 15 wickets in 39.4 overs and a winning margin of 7 runs. Yes, these were the stats of Match 30 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season on Monday (April 18). Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played out a thriller at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The Royals, in the end, prevailed or perhaps made a stunning comeback, courtesy of Yuzvendra Chahal’s sensational hat-trick in the 17th over, to win the game by seven runs.
Clearly, after batting so well in the steep chase of 218 runs, KKR had botched it up grandly, shooting themselves in the foot, especially in the 17th over of the innings. Skipper Shreyas Iyer’s valiant 85 off just 51 deliveries went in vain too and expectedly, he wasn’t happy after the loss.
He was seen complaining about something to the head coach Brendon McCullum who was sitting in the dugout. Shreyas Iyer had his bat and helmet in the hands and was talking to McCullum about some action on the field. Understandably, the KKR coach too didn’t have anything to say at that point given that emotions do take over after losing such a close game.
Here’s the video:
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Buttler’s brilliance and Chahal’s hat-trick help RR win
As far as the match is concerned, the Royals were propelled by a brilliant ton from Jos Buttler, his second of the season. He scored 103 runs off 61 deliveries with nine fours and five sixes to his name. Sanju Samson’s 38 off 19 and Shimron Hetmyer’s 26* off 13 also helped RR as they posted a huge total of 217 runs for the loss of five wickets in their 20 overs.
In response, Aaron Finch slammed a brilliant half-century while Shreyas Iyer also led the chase for his side. They were well in control of the chase needing 40 runs off last four overs with six wickets in hand. But Yuzvendra Chahal had other ideas who picked up a brilliant hat-trick to leave the opposition stunned, and despite Umesh Yadav smacking a few blows out of the ground, KKR fell short in the chase by seven runs.