IPL 2024
Tushar Deshpande Makes Record-Breaking Start By Dismissing Phil Salt On First Ball
By CricShots - Apr 8, 2024 9:03 pm
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In the IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tushar Deshpande proved to be the catalyst for CSK’s impressive start. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad’s decision was quickly justified by Deshpande’s fiery opening spell.

Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande dismissed Phil Salt

Facing KKR’s formidable opening duo of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine, CSK’s bowlers knew they had a daunting task ahead. However, Deshpande rose to the occasion spectacularly. On the very first ball of the match, he sent Salt back to the pavilion for a duck. Salt attempted a big shot off a back-of-length delivery outside off stump, but failed to connect cleanly, resulting in a catch for Ravindra Jadeja at backward point.

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Deshpande’s remarkable feat of dismissing Salt on the first ball elevated him to an esteemed list. He became only the fourth CSK bowler, and the first since 2018, to achieve this milestone. Previously, the likes of Lakshmipathy Balaji, Albie Morkel, and Deepak Chahar had accomplished the same against formidable opponents in past IPL seasons.


CSK, aiming to regain their winning momentum after two consecutive losses, will be banking on Deshpande’s early breakthrough to maintain pressure on KKR throughout the game. Meanwhile, KKR, buoyed by their unbeaten start to the season, will be determined to counter CSK’s resurgence and continue their winning streak.

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As the match progressed, KKR found themselves at 122 for 6, facing the onslaught of CSK’s bowling attack. In the seventh over, Ravindra Jadeja’s strikes further tilted the game in CSK’s favour, dismissing Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Sunil Narine.

With both teams vying for supremacy, the match promises to be a thrilling encounter, with CSK eager to turn the tide in their favour and KKR aiming to extend their dominance in the IPL 2024 season.