Kane Williamson lavishes praise on Rahul Tripathi ‘He’s a seriously special player’ Tripathi continued on his merry way, scoring his third fifty of the season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians in a thrilling match on Tuesday (May 17). Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat first in a must-win game for SRH to keep their playoff hopes alive. Abhishek Sharma was bowle cheaply by Daniel Sams early in the Sunrisers’ innings. However, Rahul Tripathi’s fine form in the tournament continued as he was quite harsh on the Mumbai pacers in the powerplay. The right-handed batter’s intent was clear as he continued to attack the opposition’s bowlers.
Priyam Garg, making his debut in the game, assisted Tripathi in his onslaught, adding 78 runs in just seven overs. Garg left the game after scoring 42 points on 26 pitches. Meanwhile, Tripathi continued on his way, scoring his third fifty in IPL 2022. With Nicholas Pooran at the crease, the Sunrisers were looking to set a high target for the Mumbai team.
Rahul Tripathi appears and deflates the momentum: Kane Williamson
The newly appointed West Indies Captain was in a threatening mood himself, and their collaboration gave the SRH a boost, as they finished with 193 on the board. Rahul Tripathi made an entertaining 44-ball 76. Kane Williamson praised the batter’s performance, noting that he was instrumental in MI setting such a lofty goal. “He’s (Rahul Tripathi) a seriously special player, he comes out and takes the momentum away,” Williamson told Star Sports.
The Kiwi was quick to praise Priyam Garg and expressed hope for his inclusion in the team in the future. “Priyam is a seriously talented cricketer… it’s fantastic that he got the chance.” He’s one of those players we’ll see a lot more of; he’s got a great head on his shoulders, a lot of potential, but also a lot of skill,” he said.
MI’s chase was off to a fast start, with the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan fending off the powerplay and scoring at a rapid pace. Umran Malik’s spell began disastrously, as he gave up 17 runs in his first over. However, the explosive pacer made amends by taking three wickets for 23 runs and breaking Mumbai’s back in the chase.
Umran’s captain praised the pacer’s performance, noting that he is the tournament’s fourth highest wicket tacker this year. “He (Umran) always bowls quickly, which is clearly a strength and weapon for our team.” “He has an incredible skill set that, if channeled properly, can turn a match,” Williamson said.