Sunil Narine is back and Kolkata Knight Riders fans have every reason to rejoice about it. Although Narine was in a very good form from the very beginning of IPL 2021, cricket enthusiasts were missing his top notch form from which could be pretty easily seen even three or four years ago.
Ever since the controversy regarding Sunil Narine’s action began, the west Indian has changed his action over five years and that has changed the way he bowls by a big margin. For this exact reason, Narine was also failing to play in his old mystery spinner zone for a long time. Not for any long though as the spinner has regained his form. And that too at the very right time.
Kolkata Knight Riders are taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator of IPL 2021. The winner will take on Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 and the winner of that match will face Chennai Super Kings in the finals of the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat first. Their decision turned against them when their man in form Devdutt Padikkal departed too early in the match after a brilliant delivery by Lockie Ferguson. A good performance was expected off the middle order of Royal Challengers Bangalore but they failed to live up to the expectations. Apart from captain Virat Kohli who managed to score 39 runs, almost all the middle order batters went back to the dugout early.
The dismissal of AB de Villiers was particularly very special as it was the individual brilliance of Sunil Narine. The turn that he gave to the ball was special and it can be considered to be one of the best deliveries of season. Have a look at the wicket.