Twitter Reactions: Rashid Khan, Aniket Choudhary and Tymal Mills make their IPL debut
The Indian Premier League has already been enthralled with a magnificent opening ceremony.
Updated - Apr 6, 2017 1:11 am
The Indian Premier League is just minutes away and the crowd has already been enthralled with a magnificent opening ceremony. The most eye-catching thing at the ceremony was the iconic players of the Indian cricket, the big four, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly were all felicitated by the Indian board.
After all the music and the felicitation, the cameras were finally on the captains emerging for the toss. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be carrying the expectations of being the defending champions for the first time as their opponents have absolutely nothing to lose.
That makes their opponents more dangerous even without four of their main players. Sunrisers Hyderabad have surprised everybody with their team selection as Rashid Khan the second Afghan to make it to the IPL went right into the playing eleven.
Royal Challengers also had a surprise up their sleeves as Aniket Choudhary who is a wonderful death bowler was included in the squad and Kedar Jadhav was keeping wickets as KL Rahul and AB de Villiers both were ruled out.
Tymal Mills, the most expensive bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League was included in the playing eleven and that was not at all a surprise. Chris Gayle will be partnered by the fierce Mandeep Singh as Travis Head also makes it to the RCB squad.
Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar make it to the lineup of the defending champions. But all the eyes are stuck on two young bowlers, Aniket Choudhary and Rashid Khan. All of Twitter hailed both the players for making their debut in one of the best leagues in the world while it did not forget to give Tymal Mills a warm welcome to the cash-rich league as well.
Let us see how twitter reacted to the selection of these debutants.
— Dr. Abdullah (@afgexecutive) April 5, 2017
Typically,given they back bowlers, #SRH have gone in with the wicket taking option in Rashid Khan over the more all-round skill of Mohd Nabi
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 5, 2017
— Twelfth Man (@D_Misplaced1) April 5, 2017
An Afghanistani player Rashid Khan is gonna hv debut in #IPL10 . I am happy for him Its good for Afghanistan cricket and IPL will grow more.
— Rajnish Chauhan (@IronManRC) April 5, 2017
— Mohammed Arif Khan (@mdarifkhan87) April 5, 2017
— Monish Menon (@monishmenon) April 5, 2017
— Virat Kohli #IPL2017 (@isupportvirat) April 5, 2017
— Ashvini Ghatikar (@iamashvini) April 5, 2017
— Edwin A L (@edwinal3) April 5, 2017
— Vishy (@vinoth_vishy) April 5, 2017
Associate nation players featuring in an XI in IPL:
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) April 5, 2017