Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is locking horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 61st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. SRH skipper, Kane Williamson, batting on nine off 17 balls, was cleaned up by Andre Russell after which SRH mentor, Brian Lara was seen shaking his head at the SRH dugout.
After coming to chase a challenging target of 178, SRH did not get an ideal start against KKR on Saturday. They only managed to score 54/2 in 8.2 overs, with Rahul Tripathi being the latest man to return to the pavilion. Kane Williamson, the SRH skipper, departed earlier after playing a slow knock of nine off 17 balls.
Kane Williamson is having a terrible IPL campaign this year. He struggled to get going again, this time against KKR. He tried to be creative against Andre Russell in the sixth over, as he was seen attempting to play a scoop shot over fine leg. However, the ball was on the off stump, and Williamson failed to get any connection. It rattled the off stick, and Brian Lara, the SRH batting coach, was seen shaking his head at the SRH dugout following his dismissal.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
Here’s how Twitter reacted following Williamson’s wicket:
— NANI (@NAVINVJY) May 14, 2022
Kane Williamson back in pavilion…
Le coach to Kane : Bhai net practice samjh raha tha kya? #KKRvSRH
— Setu Jain (@Main_sifar) May 14, 2022
— Nipun Bansal (@NipunBa90342886) May 14, 2022
We all think Virat is out of form until we see Kane Williamson's batting #KKRvsSRH
— Pratik (@Pratik19331527) May 14, 2022
Kane Williamson is the VK of Srh. #KKRvSRH
— VinnyMee (@VinnyMeeee) May 14, 2022
Kane Williamson 9 off 17 lol ,just playing as a captain strike rate near 50😂🤣🤣
— Krish (@Krish73210613) May 14, 2022
It's a shame that Joe Root doesn't register for IPL, Steve Smith goes unsold and Kane Williamson gets 14cr.
— Adish Shetty (@36__NotAllOut) May 14, 2022
— Rahul Choudhary (@Rahulc7official) May 14, 2022
Kane Williamson giving tough competition to Virat even in his worst phase. What a rivalry 🤣😭 pic.twitter.com/JGSGUSAczP
— RK (@rks83189050) May 14, 2022