Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Priyam Garg, who led India to the finals of the Under-19 World Cup this year, redeemed himself with a 23-ball half-century against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Friday.
Garg was involved in teammate Kane Williamson’s run-out earlier in the innings. It all happened in the 11th over, when Williamson flicked the last ball to mid-wicket and ran for a quick single, only to be left stranded mid-pitch by Garg as the latter failed to respond. But, the 19-year-old took the onus of scoring runs after Williamson’s departure, and along with Abhishek Sharma (31 off 24), bailed SRH out of hot water.
SRH finished on a competitive 164 for five, thanks largely to Garg as he remained unbeaten on 51 off 26 balls. The Meerut born hit six fours and a six during his innings.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Priyam Garg & Abishek Sharma!
Just what the @IPL is all about!
I LOVE IT!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) October 2, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 2, 2020
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 2, 2020
Priyam Garg — you beauty. CLASS batting. Good to see that run-out with Kane Williamson didn’t affect his concentration. Great composure #CSKvsSRH
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 2, 2020
Maiden fifty for 19-year old Priyam Garg in just 23 balls. Many wanted him to sacrifice his wicket for Kane Williamson, but he showed how much he's capable of hitting big shots. Wonderful knock.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 2, 2020
What was that by #PriyamGarg ??
— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) October 2, 2020
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 2, 2020
— Anand Datla (@SportASmile) October 2, 2020
— cric_bakchod (@Cric_bakchod) October 2, 2020
— Ujjwal Thakur (@ashutosh5897_v) October 2, 2020
Wonderful shot selection by young star 51(26)
New hope srh middle order
Indian young blood pic.twitter.com/yiiovUevuB
— prasanth (@Prasant57404081) October 2, 2020