Dubai : Star offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the biggest villain for the Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier of the IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday. Delhi Capitals missed out on the final due to a big mistake by Ashwin. The Delhi Capitals wanted to save seven runs in the last over, but R Ashwin failed to do so. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) needed 6 runs in the last two balls and Ravichandran Ashwin had the ball. (I would never pick R Ashwin in my T20 team: Sanjay Manjrekar makes bold claim)
Ashwin was on a hat-trick after taking wickets in the third and fourth balls of the over, but Rahul Tripathi smashed Delhi’s dream with a six off the fifth ball. Former India batsman and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has said that he will never include a player like Ravichandran Ashwin in his T20 squad and will give a chance to spinners to replace him as Varun Chakraborty or Sunil Narine. In the second qualifier of the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets. R., who bowled for the Delhi Capitals. Ashwin lost the match.
Sanjay Manjrekar said, ‘We talked a lot about Ashwin. Ashwin has not been as effective for any team in T20 matches. I don’t think that will happen if you want to change Ashwin, because he has been like that for the last 5-7 years. I know his form in Test matches is admirable. But he was sad to see that he did not get a chance to play in any of the matches in England. Sanjay Manjrekar said, “Ravichandran Ashwin does not take wickets as effectively in T20 cricket and no franchise would want to keep him in the team just to stop runs.
KKR’s opener rained, Tripathi’s six at the crucial moment
Yesterday’s match between KKR and Delhi was one of the few matches in the history of the IPL. KKR got off to a great start by chasing Delhi’s simple target of 136. At one point KKR needed just 13 off 24 balls. He also had 8 wickets in hand. But at the same moment, the Delhi bowlers bowled magically and one by one the KKR batsmen rushed into the tent. While KKR needed 6 runs off 2 balls at once, Rahul Tripathi hit a six to give the team the victory.
Delhi’s batting around
KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl. So the Delhi players batted first. But all the players in the team were overwhelmed by KKR’s bowling. So they have managed to score only 135 runs. Shikhar top-scored with 38 and Iyer was unbeaten on 30. In addition, Shaw and Stoyanis scored 18 each, while Heitmeyer scored 17. Mystery spinner Chakraborty from KKR took 2 wickets while Mavi and Ferguson took 1 wicket each.
‘Rahul name must have been heard’
The KKR openers, who came on the field to chase just 136 runs, batted brilliantly to seal the victory. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubhaman Gill formed a big partnership. Iyer was dismissed for 55 while the team was on 96 runs. He hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in 41 balls. Shubhaman was dismissed for 46 runs. He hit 1 four and 1 six in 46 balls. With that, Nitish scored 13 runs. But as soon as these two were eliminated, the team seemed to be on the decline. One by one, the batsmen were dismissed. The team needed 6 runs off 2 balls after taking two wickets in a row in the very last over. At the same time, Rahul Tripathi hit a powerful six to give the team the victory with 3 wickets and 1 ball.
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