In the first match of the season, Gujarat had to face ‘Lynnsanity’ and the result was a 10-wicket win for Kolkata Knight Riders.
This time they were prepared for the hurricane called ‘Narine’, yet the Lions failed to protect them from the onslaught. Narine came, Narine scored (only in boundaries) and Narine left. Period.
After an experiment with Colin de Grandhomme, KKR again sent Sunil Narine to open the innings. Last time his hitting was cut short by a Bhuvaneshwar Kumar yorker. But the Caribbean was in no mood to let go of today’s opportunity. Facing 17 balls, Narine scored a whirlwind 42, takings the wind out of the Gujarat attack.
Treating International bowlers with absolute disdain, Narine’s runs came only in boundaries. He hit 9 fours and a six before falling prey to Gujarat Lion's skipper Suresh Raina. Twitter went crazy as Narine’s marauding willow left the GL bowlers battered and bruised.
A look at few of the tweets regarding Narine’s blitzkrieg.
No discrimination by Sunil Narine. Dealt with Praveen Kumar and Faulkner with equal disdain. Gujarat look in for another rough night
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 21, 2017
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 21, 2017
Gujarat Lions coach has already started preparing.. pic.twitter.com/DCgg9pvslQ
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 21, 2017
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2017
— haay hukku haay (@TrollCreativity) April 21, 2017
Terrorists toh yunhi badnaam hai..
Atank to Narine macha raha hai#KKRvGL
— Arddhendu (@hota_ard) April 21, 2017
— Arkadeep Mandal (@arkadeep1992) April 21, 2017
— Abhay Kant Galotia (@AbhayGalotia) April 21, 2017
— Aman Bansal (@AmanBansal4u) April 21, 2017
— jana (@janaram24) April 21, 2017
— Ben Johnson (@iambenjohn) April 21, 2017
— Arjun Pandit (@Arjun599) April 21, 2017
After Narine, surprised not to see Umesh Yadav walk out to give it a whack#KKRvGL
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 21, 2017
— David Prasad (@davidprasadca10) April 21, 2017