IPL 2021: “Looked like a school boy cricketer” – Dale Steyn reacts to Suresh Raina’s horror show against MI

Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has come down hard while sharing his analysis of Suresh Raina’s batting display for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the match against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Dubai on Sunday. Raina had a horror show in his first outing of IPL’s second leg as he looked completely out of touch…

IPL 2021: “Looked like a school boy cricketer” – Dale Steyn reacts to Suresh Raina’s horror show against MI

Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has come down hard while sharing his analysis of Suresh Raina’s batting display for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the match against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Dubai on Sunday.

Raina had a horror show in his first outing of IPL’s second leg as he looked completely out of touch and appeared to have no clue while facing MI pacer Trent Boult. The left-handed batter was bamboozled by Boult’s bumpers and got out while trying to play a slog shot in the third over.

Steyn termed Raina a ‘school boy’ for his absolute bizarre knock. The 38-year-old reckoned that he couldn’t believe in witnessing a veteran international cricketer do what he was doing.

“Boult started really well. That ball, especially to Raina. He ran in and set that aggressive leg-side field. And you could see immediately that. He (Suresh Raina) didn’t want anything of it. He looked like a school boy cricketer at a point. I couldn’t believe this was an international player doing what he was doing, almost embarrassing that he broke his bat and got out. Had that gone for six, maybe I won’t have said that, but it is what we saw,” Steyn told ESPNcricinfo.

Notably, Raina is the third-highest run-scorer in the cash-rich league. The southpaw has accumulated 5495 runs in 201 matches with one hundred and 39 half-centuries, including 503 fours and 202 sixes.

After Raina’s departure, CSK were on the verge of a collapse before Ruturaj Gaikwad came for the rescue and played a match-winning knock of 88 off 58 to steer Super Kings to 156/6 in 20 overs.

In reply, courtesy of Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravos excellent bowling, CSK restricted MI at 136/8 to outshine the defending champions by 20 runs.

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Twitter reactions: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy shine as KKR steamroll RCB in IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) steamrolled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 31st match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Virat Kohli, who recently announced that this would be his last season as RCB skipper, won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the…

Twitter reactions: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy shine as KKR steamroll RCB in IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) steamrolled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 31st match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Virat Kohli, who recently announced that this would be his last season as RCB skipper, won the toss and elected to bat first. However, the decision to bat first went horribly wrong for the Challengers as KKR packed them for a mere 92 in 19 overs.

Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy and star all-rounder Andre Russell completely dominated the proceedings and never really allowed RCB batters to bounce back.

Chakravarthy proved why he was named in India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup by displaying outstanding bowling. He picked up a three-wicket haul for just 13 runs in his quota of 4 overs. The right-armer got rid of Glenn Maxwell (10), Sachin Baby (7) and Wanindu Hasaranga (0).

Similarly, Russell also bagged three scalps for just nine runs in 3 overs. Russell sent back Srikar Bharat (16), AB de Villiers (0), Mohammed Siraj (8). Apart from Chakravarthy and Russell, Lockie Ferguson also shined with the ball, picking up two wickets for 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

In reply, the two-time champions chased down the paltry target in 10 overs with nine wickets in hand to register their third victory in the fourteenth season.

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave their side a flying start. The duo added 82 runs for the opening wicket and took the game away from RCB. While Gill missed out on his half-century by two runs, Iyer remained unbeaten on 41.

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