Twitter erupts as Andrew Tye dedicates the four-wicket haul against KXIP to his late grandmother

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The reverse fixture between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is currently in progress at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The hosts won the toss and opted to bat first as they had anticipated the pitch to get slower which is what exactly happened. Jos Buttler got them off to a flyer and threatened to take the game away from Punjab but Andrew Tye bowled beautifully and scalped 4 wickets to grab the purple cap. However, he was kissing a black armband after picking every wicket and revealed the reason for the same in the mid-innings interview.

Tye got emotional when he was asked about the same and cleared that his grandmother had passed away today and dedicated the cap to her and his family. He also credited his teammates for standing by him during his tough times and thanked them.

“I try not to be too predictable. My Grandma passed away today, so I’d like to dedicate this performance to her and all my family. This has been an emotional match for me. It was a pretty tough day, I always love playing cricket. We are a great bunch of guys here. Batsmen are allowed to play good shots, sometimes batsmen hit best balls for six but sometimes they play rash shots too. Pitch is bit slow and low, I think new ball will be crucial for us. I am backing my boys to get to this total,” Tye said while having tears in his eyes.

Fans on Twitter showed their love and respect for Andrew Tye for putting up such a good show on one of the most difficult days of his life.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions:

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