IPL 2024
Sunil Narine’s Rampage: Smashes 26 Runs Off Ishant Sharma’s Over
By CricShots - Apr 3, 2024 8:31 pm
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Kolkata Knight Riders’ strategic move to utilize Sunil Narine as an opener is reaping rich rewards, as evidenced by his stellar performance in the recent IPL 2024 clash against Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam. Under the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir, Narine had previously experimented as an opener with notable success, and this tactic has been revitalized upon his return to the Knight Riders’ fold.

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine was at his fiery best

Facing off against Delhi’s seasoned pacer Ishant Sharma, Sunil Narine spectacularly showcased his batting prowess. In the fourth over of the innings, Narine unleashed a barrage of boundaries, leaving Ishant Sharma floundering.

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The onslaught began with a resounding six off Sharma’s delivery, with Sunil Narine exhibiting impeccable timing and power to dispatch the ball beyond the boundary. Undeterred by the bowler’s attempts to vary the pace, Narine continued his assault, sending another delivery soaring over deep square leg for a commanding six.


Narine’s luck seemed to be on his side as he deftly manoeuvred a yorker-length delivery, converting it into a full toss and guiding it past the boundary between short third man and point for a boundary. Despite a brief moment of respite for Sharma with a dot ball, Sunil Narine quickly resumed his onslaught, dispatching the next delivery over extra cover for a towering six.

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Confusion and frustration mounted for Delhi Capitals’ wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as Narine’s onslaught persisted, culminating in a fortuitous boundary off the outside edge of the bat. By the conclusion of the over, Sunil Narine had amassed an impressive total of 26 runs, firmly establishing his dominance and contributing significantly to Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings.

Narine’s explosive batting display not only underscored his prowess as a dynamic opener but also served as a testament to the strategic acumen of Kolkata Knight Riders’ leadership. As the tournament progresses, Sunil Narine’s role as a formidable opener is poised to be a potent weapon in the Knight Riders’ quest for IPL glory.