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IPL 2022: 10 Best Tweets On Tim David’s Blockbuster Knock Against GT

Oh Tim David. Finally, one of the world’s most destructive T20 batters, and arguably the most in-form finisher coming into the IPL 2022, gets his stage and time to display his brute strength, his gift of timing.

Despite coming off successful stints in different franchise leagues over the months leading into the IPL, Mumbai Indians cast David aside just after failures in the first couple of matches while stuck with painfully struggling Kieron Pollard.

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After being eliminated from the playoff race, MI relocated him in the playing eleven. His first match back, David helped MI get their maiden victory of the season, whacking 20* off 9 balls versus Rajasthan Royals. That was just a first proper glimpse of David in the IPL, who also featured for RCB in one match last year before being dropped.

Against Gujarat Titans, The Singaporean-Australian Tim David got his chance to flex his muscles, and let Mumbai know what they had missed in benching him for all those games as their boat drowned, why fans on social media had been pleading with the management to get this 6 feet 4-inch sturdy man on the field with a bat in hand.

He came in at 119-4 with MI’s innings once again slipping in the middle-overs. David got off the blocks straight away with a couple of sweetly timed boundaries off Shami before tonking both Alzarri Joseph and Lockie Ferguson for a six down the ground.

Then came the last over, by Shami, but this time David had decided to play all the balls with Murugan Ashwin on the other end. Two dot balls, and David denied singles on both as pressure piled on him.

He got a desired delivery – a poor slot ball from Shami, clubbed over long-off. Dot, wide, dot. Shami went short to which David pulled disdainfully, the ball sailing over deep mid-wicket, to assert his authority. Tim David’s 44-run knock from 21 balls helped MI to a fighting total of 177.

“It was nice to hit a couple out of the middle,” David said; it was nice to see you do that too.

Fans felt vindicated for they have been asking for Tim David’s inclusion in the eleven since the game he was dropped. Netizens expressed awe at David’s strength and timing while some also trolled Mumbai Indians.

Here are the best reactions to Tim David’s coming of age knock in the IPL:

Also Read: IPL 2022: Kieron Pollard Is Getting Mercilessly Trolled On Twitter

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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