A batter smashing bowlers to all areas of the ground and still receiving applause for his excellent strokeplay as he walks back to the pavilion is a rare sight to witness. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) fast bowler, Avesh Khan became the latest to applaud Gujarat Titans (GT) opener, Wriddhiman Saha after dismissing him.
The game between GT and LSG was anticipated to be an intense battle with both teams going strong in the tournament so far. However, Wriddhiman Saha made sure that the contest become worth watch for the fans as he played an impactful knock reminiscent of his heroics from the IPL 2014 final. Saha had scored a century in the summit clash played nine years back and he produced another magnificent knock just like that on Sunday.
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Wriddhiman Saha played a fiery knock of 81 runs from 43 balls before getting dismissed by Avesh Khan. His innings included ten amazing boundaries and four impressive sixes . The fluent strokeplay impressed everyone, including the opposition bowlers. Avesh also appreciated the innings by the wicketkeeper-batter and expressed his sentiments by patting him on the back for his incredible performance.
Here is the video of the incident:
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Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
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Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Kyle Mayers, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya (c), Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Swapnil Singh, Yash Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan
Twitteratis also praised the gesture from Avesh to congratulate Saha for a great knock.
Lovely to see Avesh Khan pat the back of Saha. An amazing innings comes to an end. pic.twitter.com/WDtwPocNET
— Rahul Sharma (@CricFnatic) May 7, 2023
#FairPlayAward moment .. bowler Avesh Khan appreciating Sahas knock after getting his wicket 👏👏👏 #gtvlsg
— cjaisree 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@cjaisree) May 7, 2023
What a knock by @Wriddhipops 🔥❤#gt #IPL2O23 #AveshKhan pic.twitter.com/A93KBtnZI9
— Burnol Donater😎 (@Ninja35930745) May 7, 2023
avesh fucked w.saha😎
— Ayush Thakur (@trifleraush) May 7, 2023
#GTvLSG At last LSG got breakthrough
Wriddhiman Saha gone excellent catch by Prerak Mankad at deep square leg
Saha c (sub)Prerak Mankad b Avesh Khan 81(43) [4s-10 6s-4]
LSG 142-1 after 12.1 overs
But no respite another dangerous hitters comes to bat Hardik Pandya comes to bat
— papabooknews247 (@papabook247news) May 7, 2023
So now that we have Rishab Pant injured. Can we have this inform Wriddhiman Saha as proper WK batsman in WTC final? Like how Rahane was selected based on IPL performance, Saha deserves too! @BCCI #indiancricket #WTCFinal #GTvsLSG #LSGvGT
— 🐦 (@iDev__R) May 7, 2023
Greatest finisher of LSG – Avesh Khan is impressed with Wriddhiman Saha’s knock, he gave a pat on Saha’s back pic.twitter.com/NTHzMeU3NV
— ♚ (@balltampererr) May 7, 2023