IPL 2020: Ben Stokes draws RR pacer Kartik Tyagi’s similarities with Brett Lee and Ishant Sharma

Tyagi made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.

Kartik Tyagi | Rajasthan Royals/TwitterRajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Ben Stokes reckons that Kartik Tyagi's run-up is akin to former Australian speedster Brett Lee but he delivers the ball like Ishant Sharma.

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Tyagi, who impressed one and all with his exploits in the ICC U-19 World Cup earlier this year, made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday (October 6).

The 19-year-old dismissed MI opener Quinton de Kock to claim his maiden IPL wicket and returned with the figures of 1/36 in four overs.

After watching him bowl, Stokes, who is currently serving quarantine after arriving in UAE, took to Twitter and wrote: "Tyagi has a run up like Brett Lee and delivers like Ishant Sharma @rajasthanroyals".

Meanwhile, Brett Lee also agreed with Stokes’ opinion as he quoted his tweet and wrote: “Yeh I can see that mate.”

Coming to the match, Royals coped a crushing 57-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.

Opting to bat first, the defending champions piled up 193/4 in 20 overs on the back of Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 79 off 47 balls (11 fours and 2 sixes). Hardik Pandya (30* off 19 balls) and skipper Rohit Sharma (35 off 23 balls) also made valuable contributions with the bat.

Defending the total, MI bundled out RR for 136 in 18.1 overs, with the pace troika of Jasprit Bumrah (4-20), Trent Boult (2-26) and James Pattinson (2-19) doing the bulk of the damage.

It was a listless batting performance from Rajasthan as none of the batsmen except for Jos Buttler (70 off 44 balls) managed to cross the 30-run mark.


By Salman Anjum - 07 Oct, 2020

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