Celebrations on the cricket field bring joy to the spectators but when things go over the top, eyebrows begin to raise. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener, Mayank Agarwal did one such gesture after notching up his season’s first half-century, but taking his helmet off after reaching the 50-run mark was not totally lauded by everybody.
Mayank Agarwal witnessed a forgettable outing in the IPL 2023 with the bat until Sunrisers Hyderabad’s last league game against Mumbai Indians, taking place at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The stylish batter, after having multiple woes, was dropped from the squad, but he was recalled to finish things off with a confidence-boosting knock.
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The 32-year-old did not disappoint, as he played a flamboyant knock of 46-ball 83 proving to the world that he is far from finished. The best part of his knock happened when he reached the fifty-run landmark – his first of the season – during the 13th over, bowled by Jason Behrendorff.
Mayank Agarwal played a fullish delivery past the short third to reach the landmark, and soon after, he took his helmet off and looked up to the sky with eyes closed. The whole SRH squad members, who were sitting in the dugout, gave him a standing ovation.
Here is the video of the incident:
Fifty up in style for @mayankcricket 😎
Can he power @SunRisers to a mammoth total?#TATAIPL | #MIvSRH pic.twitter.com/K6DdtYtFqg
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 21, 2023
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Vivrant Sharma, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Nitish Reddy, Glenn Phillips, Sanvir Singh, Mayank Dagar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik
The Twitterati, in large numbers, thought that was not required which players usually do after getting to the three-digit mark.
The celebrations of Mayank Agarwal when he completed his fifty. pic.twitter.com/rMa4VVyQB8
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 21, 2023
Fifty celebration by Mayank Agarwal. pic.twitter.com/I82VJQRHC4
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 21, 2023
Fifty by Mayank Agarwal from 32 balls, he gets his 13th IPL fifty, going good sa far. #IPL2023 #MIvSRH pic.twitter.com/UfRihWVRqA
— Resanth. (@CricResanth) May 21, 2023
Big relief for Mayank Agarwal as he finally gets his first fifty of the season.#IPL2023 #SRHvsMI #MayankAgarwal pic.twitter.com/Tdby6ImEGC
— Avinash Kr Atish (@AtishAvinash) May 21, 2023
An emotional celebration from Mayank Agarwal after his first fifty of the season.
#MIvsSRH #Mayank #RohitSharma𓃵 #Jordan #ambani #heavy pic.twitter.com/x01kKrWscn
— SAI_0605 (@nlokeshsai) May 21, 2023
Fifty celebration by Mayank Agarwal.#MIvSRH pic.twitter.com/JU4JO31WZ4
— Chandra Shekar (@Shekar4266) May 21, 2023
RCB Blood Hw The Great Mayank Agarwal
— Kashyap Khira (@Viratianforev) May 21, 2023
kannadiga Mayank Agarwal helping #RCB to Qualify🤗😍#RCBvGT #MIvsSRH #bengalururains #chinnaswamy#Bangalore
— Boss_Roberrt//ᵏᵃᵃᵗᵉʳᵃ (@BossHere5143) May 21, 2023