IPL 2018: Virender Sehwag Welcomes Chennai Super Kings Back to the T20 League
Former India cricketer and Kings XI Punjab mentor, Virender Sehwag welcomed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) back to the Indian Premier League’ (IPL) fold after they scripted two back-to-back nerve-jangling wins on their return.
Meanwhile, CSK continued their winning run beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an exciting encounter on April 10 at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Super Kings have played some good cricket since their come back and went on to entertain the fans.
However, at the halfway mark it looked like a tough job for the home team. But some outstanding hitting from Sam Billings ensured that they continue the winning run.
Chennai banked on Sam Billings’ blistering knock to chase down a huge target of 203 runs.
However, Ravindra Jadeja finished the job with a towering six off Vinay Kumar, as CSK needed 17 runs from the last over.
Billings on his debut for CSK hammered a 23 ball 56 including five sixes and two boundaries – to take his team closer to a victory. He took on his countrymen Tom Curran – to hit over the rope before perishing on latter’s bowling.
Shane Watson and Ambati Rayadu provided a brilliant start and kept CSK in the hunt. Watson struck a 19-ball 42 while Rayadu scored 39 runs.
However, previously, KKR banked on Andre Russell’s mouth-watering knock to post such a total.
The Windies all-rounder struck an unbeaten 88 off just 36 balls to register the 200-run mark in this edition. Moreover, he went all guns blazing and registered 11 sixes and a four.
Sehwag took to Twitter to laud Russell’s and Billings brilliance with the bat. He also welcomed back Chennai to the much-coveted league.
“What a welcome back to the IPL for Chennai. First Russell’s 11 sixes, then Billings ‘ brilliance and a Chennai victory. Romba Nalla!
#CSKvKKR,” Virender Sehwag tweeted.
What a welcome back to the IPL for Chennai. First Russell’s 11 sixes , then Billings ‘ brilliance and a Chennai victory. Romba Nalla ! #CSKvKKR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile, Chennai has picked up exactly from where they left two seasons earlier.
The players backed each other led by the coolheaded MS Dhoni. Although Dhoni didn’t have a good time with the bat, however, a big knock is one the way.
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