What MS Dhoni did with his bat in the first innings of the qualifier one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 against Mumbai Indians (MI) at Wankhede stadium, a similar performance was exhibited by the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) pacer Washington Sunder with the ball. He just shook the MI top batting order and gave his hope to his team that they are still in the game and can clinch it from the host’s hands.
Washington was brought into the attack at the 2nd over of the second innings. He gave 8 runs in that over but failed to pick any wickets. Later, he again came to deliver the 6th over and he just throttled the batting line-up of Mumbai. In that over he conceded just one run but dismissed skipper Rohit Sharma for 1 runs while sent Ambati Rayudu back to the pavilion for a duck. He provided the much-needed breakthrough to his team and by the end of his over, Mumbai was reduced to 42/3.
He didn’t just stop there but in his very next over, he took Kieron Pollard’s wicket and dismissed him for 7 runs off just 10 balls. Sundar bowled a phenomenal spell of 4 overs where he conceded just 16 runs but dismissed 3 key Mumbai batsman who could have created a big difference in the game.
Meanwhile, his ‘Sundar‘ performance caught the attention of the Twitterati including wittiest of all the time, Virender Sehwag. And what all they wrote within 140 characters is worth reading.
Ati Sundar, Washington !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 16, 2017
Don’t know what’s worse as a batsman.
Or having to tell people you got dismissed by someone called Washington Sundar.#MIvRPS
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) May 16, 2017
Washington Sundar replaced Ravichandran Ashwin in Pune squad but performance remains the same…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 16, 2017
Washington Sundar is a top order batsman. Making the side for his off-spin. Lesson? Always good to know a second language!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 16, 2017
Washington Sundar sounds like a quick review on Trip Advisor.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) May 16, 2017
Was in DC recently and can confirm – Washington IS sundar. #MIvRPS
— Karan Talwar (@BollywoodGandu) May 16, 2017
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) May 16, 2017
Washington Sundar (17 years, 223 days) is the youngest to take a 3-wkt haul in IPL history, beating Kamran Khan (18y, 44d) #MIvRPS
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 16, 2017
— Mrigank Tyagi (@TheMrigankTyagi) May 16, 2017
The Dhoni finish saved RPS. Should share Man of the Match with Sundar. http://t.co/bcIkC8vItA
— Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 16, 2017
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