New Delhi: In every season of IPL, many awards are given to the players. After every match, cash awards are given to the players for different types of performance. Whether it is a good catch or batting with the highest strike rate or hitting the longest six. One such award is – Game Changer. Sunrise Hyderabad In the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kolkata Knight Riders, this award was given to SRH captain Aiden Markram. Who really proved to be a ‘game changer’ but against his own team.
By the way, Hyderabad’s captain Markram got this award for his performance during Hyderabad’s bowling. Markram took a surprising catch on his own ball by running backwards and then diving. This catch was of Kolkata captain Nitish Rana. At that time it was really a game changer, but after his performance in batting, this award was no less than a joke.
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Amazing in fielding, poor in batting
In bowling and fielding, Markram could really prove to be a game changer, but his own team could not recover from the way he turned the game in batting. After a poor start, Markram forged a good partnership with Heinrich Klaasen. In this partnership, however, Clausen was aggressive while Markram was batting slowly.
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Bad shot out at the wrong time
Then came the match-changing moment. Clausen got out in the 15th over and the responsibility fell on the captain. He also played one or two good shots and the team was seen going towards victory. Then on the fifth ball of the 17th over, Markram made the biggest mistake. Markram played Vaibhav Arora’s short ball in a tennis smash style and took an easy catch.
At that time Hyderabad needed only 27 runs in 20 balls. In such a situation, even if Markram had left that ball, there would not have been much damage, but even without being in the right position, the mistake of playing that shot became huge.
Slow innings also did damage
Not only was Markram dismissed by playing the wrong shot, but his slow innings also contributed to the team’s defeat. The Hyderabad captain scored just 41 runs in 40 balls. After his dismissal, the rest of the Hyderabad batsmen could not achieve the easy target and the team lost by 5 runs.
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