It is the 2nd Sunday of the double header weekend of the TATA Indian Premier League. The two games on Sunday saw defending champions Gujarat Titans took on Kolkata Knight Riders. The 2nd game of the day was between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was an important game for Aiden Markram and his men after their back to back losses early in the tournament. Despite the plethora of talent on the bench, the 2016 champions have struggled after assembling an expensive talent pool for the season.
The story so far –
Sunrisers Hyderabad came into the season on the back of optimism thanks to their heavy purchases during the TATA IPL auctions last December. The likes of Harry Brook, Adil Rashid and Mayank Agarwal were bought into the team to win their 2nd title. Young bowler, Kartik Tyagi though has failed to get a game so far.
Kartik Tyagi’s heartbreaking tweet goes viral –
Young Indian pacer, Kartik Tyagi was lauded by one and all for his pace and death bowling. IPL 2021 and 2022 were huge flash points for the youngster as he marveled everyone.
The 22 year old is still to get a game in this year’s tournament for Sunrisers Hyderabad. As the 2016 champs play Punjab Kings on Sunday, Tyagi took to Twitter and posted a picture of himself with the caption “I pray hard, work hard and leave the rest to god”
I pray hard, work hard, and leave the rest to God. pic.twitter.com/evpb9IGa0K— Kartik Tyagi (@tyagiktk) April 8, 2023
Big game for Hyderabad –
Sunrisers began the season with a game against Rajasthan Royals which they lost by massive 72 runs. Their next game was away to Lucknow Super Giants, which KL Rahul and his men won by 5 wickets. Markram leads his team for the 1st time in a home game and will be expecting for the result to go his way.
Chance for Punjab to keep the momentum going –Punjab Kings have enjoyed a great start to the tournament as they have won both their games so far. Shikhar Dhawan began with a win over Kolkata last weekend before beating Rajasthan Royals by 5 runs. The skipper top scored with the bat as his bowlers kept their nerves to deliver a close win.