IPL 2023
Netizens Applaud Harry Brook For Scoring His Maiden IPL Ton
By CricShots - Apr 14, 2023 9:52 pm
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There has been a plethora of incidents in various seasons of the IPL where a high-ticket player has failed to prove his price tag. However, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter, Harry Brook took a big stride in ensuring he does not end up on that list with a blockbuster display, including a century in Kolkata.

Harry Brook
Harry Brook scores hi maiden IPL ton

Sunrisers Hyderabad are locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. At the end of the 18 overs, they had already made their way to 200/3, and a lot of credit for the same goes to Harry Brook. The English batter was bought at the auction for a hefty price tag of INR 13.25 crore, despite having never played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before, and was immediately put under the scanner after two disappointing showings.

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However, he finally broke the shackles against KKR as he amassed 32 of his first 12 deliveries and after a brief strangulation by the host spinners, the 24-year-old reminded the world of his talent with some audacious shot-making in the 15th over. Lockie Ferguson had the ball in hand and started off with a slower ball slightly outside off in an attempt to decide the batter.

Yet, Harry Brook stood his ground and simply lofted the ball over his head for a 92-meter six, his inside-out shot bound to make the season’s biggest highlight. The batter missed out on the next delivery with an attempted scoop shot but managed to connect with the next, lofting another full and wide delivery over mid-off for four.

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However, despite having already moved across to make room, Harry Brook managed to extend his arms enough to slice the ball in the gap and onto the boundary towards the point. Much to the Kiwi speedster’s dismay, the sirens beeped to signal a no-ball, and the free-hit was brilliantly scooped between the keeper and short fine-leg from a position way outside off-stump. Brook capped off the fireworks with a slap off a short and wide delivery toward point, paving the path for the first century of the 2023 season.

Here is the video of the brilliant knock from Harry Brook:


Brook remained not out on 100 off 55 deliveries, sending the Tiwtterati berserk.