Twitter reacts as Harpreet Brar dismisses AB de Villiers, Kohli and Maxwell
Punjab Kings’ player Harpreet Brar was the talk of the town after his sensational bowling performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Had it not been for his terrific bowling spell, Punjab Kings would have surely lost the game.
The 25-year-old slow left-arm orthodox spinner hogged the limelight when he got three important wickets. While RCB were tasked to chase a 180-run target set up by Punjab Kings, Harpreet dismissed the likes of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.
This made the job quite easier for PBKS to restrict RCB to 145/8 in 20 overs. PBKS won the game by 34 runs. Harpreet was named the man of the match for his impressive bowling performance.
The left-arm spinner registered 3/19 in his quota of 4 overs where he also bowled a double-wicket maiden over where he got rid of Kohli and Maxwell in the back-to-back balls. Besides that, he contributed with the bat by scoring 25 off 17 balls including 1 four and 2 sixes.
“I hail from Moga district. I am sure the people back home would be proud and happy. I wasn’t overwhelmed when Kohli hit me because a bowler always gets a second chance to come back.
My first IPL wicket was Kohli Paaji’s wicket and that was very special. It came out in a flow after that, your body opens up, you get confident and things fall in place.
When I came out to bat, I had the time to wait for a couple of overs. Rahul bhai was also talking to me about the conditions and about the shots I could play,” he said at the post-match presentation.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Harpreet’s bowling performance:
This is the reason I love IPL. The smile on the faces of players like Chetan Sakariya, Harpreet Brar and so many more after performing exceptionally well against the best players in the world is such a joy to watch. Underdogs ftw ✌️✌️
— Archit Poddar (@archit_lfc) April 30, 2021
Wickets of Kohli, Maxwell and AB Devilliers in the space of 7 balls by Harpreet Brar. You cannot ask more.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 30, 2021
Glenn Maxwell's reaction says it all about the delivery by Harpreet Brar. pic.twitter.com/gsEGKOmAdA
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 30, 2021
Harpreet Brar has bowled an over that is worth telling his grand kids about.
Double wicket maiden to Kohli, Maxwell & AB. Amazing.
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) April 30, 2021