Couldn’t do much with the bat. At the end, he got out with 3 runs from 5 balls. In the first match of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, what Shakib Al Hasan did after bowling was to be seen.
Shakib Ahamri could not do anything. Although the beginning gave such an indication. The left-arm all-rounder picked up the wicket with the first ball after bowling in the third over. But there is no hint of that great thing in the end. Shakib gave 34 runs in 4 overs, the wicket is the same. However, his team did not get much momentum in the end to win Kolkata. Kolkata got off to a good start in the IPL today by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs. In reply to Kolkata’s 18 runs in Chennai, Hyderabad stopped with 18 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
This is the second time Shakib has returned to Kolkata. The current all-rounder’s IPL has started with a match against Hyderabad, the Bangladeshi all-rounder who played in the IPL earlier. In a franchise tournament, however, these emotions may not have much effect. However, before the match against the old team, there was concern about whether Shakib would be in the Kolkata XI today.
The fear was over and he took Shakib to the Kolkata field in the XI. However, Shakib did not get a chance to do anything with the bat. Nemenei in the 18th over of the innings. But Shakib is an all-rounder and if he is not with the bat, he has a chance to make up for it with the ball. When Shakib picked up the second wicket of Hyderabad for the 18-run target given by Kolkata, it seemed that he would do something with the ball.
That was the third over of the Hyderabad innings. In the third ball of the previous over, Hyderabad’s opening pair broke the famous Krishna’s ball, leaving the team with 10 runs and captain David Warner returned. Then in the third over, Shakib bowled the first ball to another opener of Hyderabad, Riddhiman Saha (7). There are no two openers in 10 runs, Hyderabad understood and fell back in the fight! But in the third wicket, Manish Pandey and Johnny Bairstow put the team back in a great fight. Pandey was unbeaten on 71 off 44 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. Bairstow made 55 off 40 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. When the pair broke up in the farewell of Bearstore at the end of the 13th over, Hyderabad scored 102 runs! Hyderabad fought well then.
Then Mohammad Nabi (14) and Vijay Shankara (11) returned quickly. Abdul Samad was unbeaten on 19 off 7 balls. At the other end, Pandey was undefeated. However, the equation did not match that of Hyderabad. Kolkata left the field in relief.