Kartik Tyagi emerged as a hero for the Rajasthan Royals last night in their IPL 2021 fixture against the Punjab Kings. Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson was assigned the tough job of defending four runs in the last over against Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram to the youngster pacer.
Not many expected the RR pacer to guide his team to a win, but Kartik Tyagi stunned everyone with a fantastic final over. He bowled a dot ball to Aiden Markram to begin the over. The PBKS batsman took a single on the next ball.
Kartik Tyagi Praised By Jasprit Bumrah For Bowling An Outstanding Final Over
In the last over, well-set Nicholas Pooran handed a catch to Sanju Samson on the third ball while new batsman Deepak Hooda played a dot ball and lost his wicket on the penultimate delivery of the match. Caribbean star Fabian Allen had to score three runs off the last ball as he failed to connect the shot. RR miraculously won by two runs. Soon after the match, Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah posted a tweet, heaping praise on Kartik Tyagi.
“What an over, #KartikTyagi! To maintain a cool head under that kind of pressure and to get the job done, great stuff, very impressive! #PBKSvRR #IPL2021,” Jasprit Bumrah wrote.
Kartik Tyagi bowled an outstanding final over that helped Rajasthan Royals pulled off a perfect heist against Punjab Kings in a 2-run win in match 32 of IPL 2021 here on Tuesday. The 20-year-old pacer came up with five dots, including two wickets, while defending three runs in the decisive over despite Punjab Kings having two set batsmen in the middle in Aiden Markram (26* runs off 20 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (32 off 22).
Kartik Tyagi won his first Man of the Match award in IPL last night
Kartik Tyagi came into the spotlight while playing for India U-19s in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020. The right-arm pacer scalped 11 wickets in six matches for the Indian U-19 team in that tournament. Rajasthan Royals soon offered him an IPL contract, and Kartik made his IPL debut in 2020.
Almost a year after his first IPL game, the youngster bagged his first Man of the Match award in the IPL yesterday. RR fans will hope that Kartik Tyagi produces more such performances in the upcoming matches. Kartik Tyagi has 12 scalps in as many matches in IPL. He has picked up 3 scalps in 2 games in IPL 2021 averaging 20.33 with the ball this season.