Cricket is finally coming back after a long gap led by COVID-19 pandemic as the much-awaited Caribbean Premier League (CPL) finally kickstarted yesterday. It was a great start to the 2020 edition of the CPL with the two favorites — Trinbago Knight Riders and Guyana Amazon Warriors, dishing out an entertaining game yesterday.
After winning the toss, the Knight Riders opted to field first and immediately got the desired result, with the early wicket of Brandon King.
During the game, Kieron Pollard-led Trinbago Knight Riders won the match against Guyana Amazon Warriors b 4 wickets at the Brian Lara Stadium. However, one of the most amazing performances came from Sunil Narine.
Sunil Narine, who couldn’t leave a mark with his performance in the 2019 edition of CPL because of his finger injury, on Tuesday, Sunil Narine delivered a match-winning performance to take his team Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) to a four-wicket win over their opponents Guyana Amazon Warriors in the opening match of the 2020 Hero CPL.
Sunil Narine impressed one and all with both bat and ball. Narina grabbed two for 19 in four overs as Amazon Warriors scored 144 for five in 17 overs as he opened the game for his team.
Opening for TKR, Sunil Narine gave a match-winning knock of 50 as TKR got to 147/6 in 16.4 overs. During his impressive knock, he smashed 2 fours and 4 sixes.
— CPL T20 (@CPL) August 18, 2020
Soon after his performance, social media was flooded with amazing reactions from the cricket fans from all around. Netizens just can’t stop appreciating the brilliance of Sunil Narine in T20 cricket.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this. Have a look:
Colin Munro & Sunil Narine !!
Most destructive league pair to snatch a victory from anywhere!
TKR chasing 145 in 17 overs.
GAW : 144/5 (17)
TKR : 45/1 (6.0)
TKR need 100 from 66 balls ?
— Saeed Cricky ? (@SaeedCricky) August 18, 2020
Fifty for Sunil Narine, 50* from just 27 balls including 2 fours & 5 sixes – single-handedly winning it for TKR.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 18, 2020
— Bitcoin Sportsbook ? (@SportsbookBTC) August 18, 2020
#TKR require 49 runs from 7 overs.
(@SRKCHENNAIFC) August 18, 2020
I will not recognize a format where Sunil Narine opens the batting ? #CPL2020
— Dan Cricket (@DanCricket93) August 18, 2020
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) August 18, 2020
Resurrection of Sunil Narine as T20 all rounder ?
— Irfan (@Iam_SyedIrfan) August 18, 2020
Sunil Narine is back ???
— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) August 18, 2020
For Trinbago Knight Riders, the positives:
Sunil Narine cementing his spot as the Ben Stokes of T20s
Darren Bravo showed once again he can anchor an innings with the firepower around him
Munro and DJ Bravo both looked at ease with the bat for their brief time at the crease
— Caribbean Cricket Podcast (@CaribCricket) August 18, 2020
Sunil Narine is such a special T20 player. Opening the bowling, bowling at the death and opening the batting – what a T20 player
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) August 18, 2020
Sunil Narine has come a looong way in his batting.
— tubz (@rwpexpress14) August 18, 2020