Ahead of the clash against Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings announced their young opener, Mayank Agarwal, as the stand-in skipper of the team after regular skipper KL Rahul was ruled out due to acute Appendicitis. In his first game as the skipper, Mayank Agarwal led the team from the from responsibly as he played a terrific knock.
Asked to bat first, Mayank Agarwal walked out to open the innings for his team with all-guns-blazing and made his bat do the talking. He gave a powerful performance of 99 runs and smashed the bowlers of Delhi Capitals to all the corners of the ground. His stunning knock was laced with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
He formed a 52-run stand partnership with David Malan for the third wicket before the latter’s dismissal. He soaked in all the pressure and started batting aggressively and took the Delhi bowlers to the cleaners, while wickets kept falling from another end.
He remained unbeaten till the last ball, however, he missed out on his well-deserved century by just one run.
Meanwhile, fans went berserk and flooded social media with their amazing reactions to the batting masterclass by Mayank. Even though he missed out on a well-deserved century by just one run, fans on social media were all praises for him for playing a great inning under pressure. From cricketers to fans, everyone is hailing the terrific knock of Mayank Agarwal.
Here, check out some of the best tweets on Mayank Agarwal’s performance:
Sometimes 99 is more valuable than century…That's some class batting from Mayank Aggarwal.!#DCvsPBKS
— Deep Point (@ComeonPant) May 2, 2021
Waah Ladka Captain Bante Hee Chaa Gaya 🤩 👏🤩👏
— Dr Khushboo 😷 (@khushbookadri) May 2, 2021
Mayank Aggarwal has to best T20 Batsman in World Currently who has not yet made T20I Debut
— Virarsh (@Cheeku218) May 2, 2021
Mayank Aggarwal – 99* in 58
Was dropped from team, Came back today as a captain and smashed 99. One hell come back this is⭐️#DCvsPBKS
— All About Cricket (@allaboutcric_) May 2, 2021
It is 99 but not less than hundred.
Scoring and standing tall, when wickets were falling and you are on Captaincy debut is a big big thing.
— Mahi (@mahimaniaaaa) May 2, 2021
— fiza🦄 (@fiza_sandhu) May 2, 2021