IPL 2024
Shamar Joseph Praises Romario Shepherd’s Stellar Performance
By CricShots - Apr 9, 2024 12:33 pm
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In the latest clash of the IPL 2024 season, Mumbai Indians finally found their winning form against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium on April 7. Putting up a stellar show with the bat in the first innings, MI’s top order laid a solid foundation for success. However, it was Romario Shepherd’s remarkable innings that stole the spotlight for the five-time champions.

Romario Shephered
Romario Shepherd plays a blinder

Stepping in to bat in the middle order, Shepherd showcased his prowess by smashing an unbeaten 39 runs off just 10 deliveries. His most memorable moment came in the final over of the innings when he hammered Anrich Nortje for an astonishing 32 runs. This blistering cameo propelled MI to a commanding total of 234 for 5, marking their third-highest score in IPL history and paving the way for a resounding 29-run victory.

Shamar Joseph, Shepherd’s West Indian teammate representing Lucknow Super Giants, wasted no time in lauding the all-rounder’s match-winning performance. In a video shared by the IPL on the social media platform ‘X’, Joseph congratulated his compatriot and highlighted his remarkable ability to strike the ball with power and precision.

“We come from one area coming into cricket, getting to know him and being around him, he’s such a good fellow. Always gives you advice on how to go about your games and, keep training hard and always just continue doing what you do best,” expressed Shamar Joseph.

“Congratulations. He’s an exceptional player and can hit the ball a long way. So let’s continue good work and enjoy every moment,” added the LSG cricketer.

Shepherd’s stellar performance, which included figures of 1/54 with the ball, earned him the well-deserved Player of the Match award. His all-around contributions have proven invaluable for MI, especially considering their challenging start to the season with three consecutive losses. As they aim to turn their fortunes around, Shepherd’s dual abilities with bat and ball make him a vital asset in Hardik Pandya’s strategic plans for success.