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Twitter reacts as Venkatesh Iyer’s stunning half century helped KKR to thrash Mumbai Indians

KKR defeats MI after a long drought

They say time change a lot of things and if one team has done justice to this maxim, it is none other than Kolkata Knight Riders. However, a special mention must go to their newcomer, Venkatesh Iyer who scorched the best of the contest with his fiery brand of excellence.

After a woeful start to the match as Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock made merry early in the innings, the KKR bowlers reeled them back in comfortably as all they could manage was a modest total of 155.

The story of the batters that shifted the dynamics

Though in the initial glimpse it seemed like an even contest, Kolkata had other plans at the back of their mind for the reigning champions.


Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill went for the kill straight away. Iyer was once again on fire as he slaughtered the Mumbai bowlers at will.

Venkatesh Iyer slaughtered the bowlers in style

Ever since the second phase began, Iyer played a peach against Bangalore that saw him garnering an unbeaten 41 from 27 balls.

He upped the tempo by a couple of notches as Kolkata took on Mumbai. Chasing a total of 156, it was Iyer and Rahul Tripathi who simply kept on hammering the bowlers without any relent.


Before Bumrah got the better of him, he played an impeccable knock of 53 runs from just 30 balls with just four fours and three sixes.

More importantly, he didn’t make a single error in judgement as he almost played a clinically precise knock which can be labelled as immaculate.

The only mistake committed by him was on the last ball of his innings, when Bumrah got the better of him with a slower delivery.


Twitter and Kolkata fans were absolutely delighted to stay witness to the birth of a star that has completely changed their fortunes in a span of just two matches.



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