'Wankhede on fire!' - Twitter goes berserk as Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma put on season's best display against MI

Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma put on a 140-run stand for the first wicket.

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Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma.
Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma. (Photo Source : BCCI/IPL)

The action continues to enchant fans and experts alike in the IPL 2023 as Mumbai Indians are taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, May 21 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. MI captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. However, the decision back-fired big time as SRH openers Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma put on a century stand for the first wicket. Notably, it turned out to be the highest partnership for SRH in the ongoing season.

The duo of Agarwal and Vivrant surpassed the match-winning 100* stand off 52 balls between Rahul Tripathi (74* off 48) and Aiden Markram (37* off 21) for the third wicket against PBKS during match 14. 

The 23-year-old Vivrant Sharma started the proceeding in style by scoring a boundary against Jason Behrendorff in the first over. In the third over, Agarwal took on the left-arm seamer by clobbering him for back-to-back boundaries. The duo continued the attack throughout the powerplay and scored 53 runs in the first six overs. 

Vivrant outscored Agarwal as he reached his half-century in the tenth over against Chris Jordan completing the landmark in 36 balls. He became the third youngest half-centurion for SRH. The duo brought up their 100-run stand in 66 balls as Agarwal smacked Kumar Kartikeya for a boundary.

Mayank Agarwal also brought up his first fifty of the season with another boundary against Behrendorff reaching the landmark in 32 balls. At the other end, Vivrant continued his magnificent exhibition of strokes all around the ground. He finally got dismissed in the 14th over against Akash Madhwal while trying to pull a short delivery.

Vivrant Sharma scales highest individual score in IPL debut innings by an Indian

The opening batter departed after a brilliant innings of 69 off 47 balls smashing nine fours and two sixes in his innings. Notably, it’s the highest score by an Indian batter in his debut innings of the IPL. Vivrant surpassed Swapnil Asnodkar’s (RR) 60 vs KKR in Jaipur during IPL 2008. 

The opening stand finally ended on 140 in 83 balls as SRH got off to a blistering start. Meanwhile, Twitter was abuzz with reactions to the brilliant opening stand between Agarwal and Vivrant.

Here are some of the Tweets:

Irfan Pathanverified@IrfanPathan
Well done Vivrant sharma on your maiden ipl fifity. One more young gun making it count from J&k 👏
04:22 PM · May 21, 2023
Maiden IPL fifty for 23-year old Vivrant Sharma in his first IPL innings. He scored 50* runs from 36 balls against Mumbai Indians. A brilliant fifty by young man!
04:21 PM · May 21, 2023
Aly Goniverified@AlyGoni
Can’t believe this boy Vivrant Sharma was sitting on bench all this while 👎🏽👎🏽 players se pehle u should change ur management @SunRisers 🙏🏼 .. What a class batsman from J&K 👏🏽👏🏽
04:28 PM · May 21, 2023
Harsha Bhogleverified@bhogleharsha
Might be late in the season but Vivrant Sharma is announcing himself in some style here.
04:35 PM · May 21, 2023
Mohsin Kamal@64MohsinKamal
Can’t be more delighted than seeing a J&K cricketer doing so well on an #IPL debut! Well done, Vivrant Sharma! So proud of you! #IPL2023 #MIvSRH
04:26 PM · May 21, 2023
Mohsin Kamal@64MohsinKamal
Umran Malik is finally back in the playing XI while Vivrant Sharma will also bat at the top! Umran will be looking to prove #SRH think-tank wrong by bowling his heart out today! Vivrant would look to showcase his stroke play too! #IPL2023 #MIvSRH
03:17 PM · May 21, 2023
Aman Kumar@CovrDrive
Absolutely shit knock this from Vivrant Sharma 27(24) on a belter of a wicket against this MI bowling lineup inside the PP is nothing less than a crime.
04:02 PM · May 21, 2023
Adhirajsinh Jadeja AJ 🇮🇳@AdhirajHJadeja
Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma become the 7th different pair to open for SRH this season. Most opening combinations tried by teams in IPL 2023 - 8 - KKR 7 - SRH 6 - LSG 3 - PBKS 2 - DC #MIvsSRH #IPL2023
04:27 PM · May 21, 2023
Sharvil Patel@Sharvil_2612
Vivrant Sharma showing his talent in Wankhede. What a shot! #SRHvsMI #IPL2023 #IPL
04:35 PM · May 21, 2023
Kausthub Gudipati@kaustats
Mayank Agarwal and Vivrant Sharma share the 14th century opening partnership for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. But the FIRST of them without involving David Warner. #IPL2023 #SRHvMI
04:36 PM · May 21, 2023
Mayank Agrawal is back. He scored 52* runs from 32 balls against Mumbai Indians. A terrific fifty by Mayank Agarwal.
04:33 PM · May 21, 2023
S͠a͠a͠g͠a͠r͠ Srivästava🦋@iamSaagar23
Mayank Agrawal akhirkar last me hi sahi form me aaya aacha khela mayank lage raho aaj jeetna hai incredible partnership mayank and vivrant 👏🏼 #MIvsSRH
04:38 PM · May 21, 2023

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