IPL 2018: Andrew Tye Pays Tribute To His Late Grandmother By Scalping 4 Wickets, Gets Emotional — Watch

IPL 2018, RR vs KXIP: Andrew Tye lost his grandmother and picked up a four-wicket haul on the same day, dedicating his spell to her

Andrew Tye made a terrific comeback in the last over, taking three wickets and not letting Rajasthan Royals (RR) post a big score. Tye picked up four wickets, those of Stuart Binny, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Mahipal Lomror. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pacer bowled his heart out in the death overs to keep the score to a minimum. After the end of the first innings, Tye got a little emotional after receiving the Purple Cap and dedicated the spell to his late grandmother who passed away on May 8.

Tye’s voice started to break as he talked about his grandmother in an interview with former South African skipper Graeme Smith. The armband Tye wore had ‘GRANDMA’ written over it.

In the 18th over after taking Stokes’ wicket, Tye kissed his black armband. It was his second wicket of the match and a big one, considering the situation of the match. The English all-rounder is capable of hitting the ball out of the park once he gets into the groove.

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Tye’s bowling figures at the end of the first innings were 4 wickets for 34 runs in 4 overs at an economy rate of 8.50. Tye is on the top of the wicket-takers’ list in IPL 2018 so far with 16 wickets from 10 matches.

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KXIP roped him in for Rs 7.2 crore in IPL 2018 auctions. He played for Gujarat Lions (GL) in the previous season and also bagged a hat-trick.