In a low key match yesterday, Sunrisers Hyderabad emerged victorious despite setting a humble total of 135 for Rajasthan Royals yesterday. However, with Narendra Modi “frankly speaking” on another channel with the current poster boy of the nation, the IPL ratings must have suffered a blip.
At least the online counter did with both teams getting fewer mentions as compared to other days.
The match had its fair share of thrills and spills with Shikhar Dhawan opening the inning in a fine fashion, only for Rajasthan Royals to stage a comeback courtesy a hat-trick from their talismanic captain Shane Watson, and finally topped with the hilarious run out of Amit Mishra.
But in IPL, it’s not over until it’s over! And the same held true yesterday as an excellent spell of
4-0-14-4 from Bhuwaneshwar Kumar ensured that the Sunrisers achieved victory in a surprisingly easy manner. Dale Steyn also chipped in with 2/31 but not without getting hit out of the park by none other than Sanju Samson, a shot that earned the Royals youngster rave reviews on the social media.
Bhuwi was deservedly the man of the match and Rajasthan Royals head back home with something to think about if they hope to qualify for the playoffs.
With the viewers spoilt for choice between NaMo interview and IPL, we’ve gathered some of the tweets that would help you relive yesterday’s game to a certain extent