“My IPL moment – well on top of my head it’s the match-winning partnership between Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma (against CSK on 2nd October). Or rather, the innings by Sanju Samson against Kings XI Punjab – the 85 run knock was a delight to watch. I would say this is my IPL moment because I am loving the way young Indian talent is stepping up and evolving.”
– Vedant Khemani.
A few days ago, one of our stories carried this line “13 years later, this league has been and continues to be life-changing.” On the same day, Rahul Tewatia took 6 balls to go from zero to hero and from then on he has been the ‘X-Factor’ for Rajasthan Royals and an all-rounder choice for the fantasy teams. Tewatia is just one name in the huge bag of young Indian players whose names have been trending on Twitter every second day. The flair of Ravi Bishnoi, Devdutt Padikkal, Tushar Deshpande, Karthik Tyagi, T Natarajan, and more has left the world of cricket awestruck. Other than being exceptionally talented cricketers, the professionalism, technique, skillset, and their capability to perform under pressure have made them stand out. The inclusion of these players in the playing XI has added a boatload of value and balance to the teams.
For these Indian players, the Indian Premier League has added spring in their stride. Apart from allowing them to rub their shoulders with stalwarts of the game, IPL has given them the freedom to perform with all guns blazing and a platform to showcase their talent. The league has made them fearless, aggressive, and given them a chance to wear their hearts on their sleeves. While grabbing this golden opportunity, with every performance, these cricketers have reassured the Indian fans that the future of the game looks bright and it goes to show there’s never a dull moment in cricket.
Reported by Shriya Rajachandra
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