The match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders is halfway through. Kolkata Knight Riders had a dismal time batting first, as the Nitish Rana-led side put just 127/9 on the board after 20 overs.
The two-time winners lost wickets at regular intervals, and had it not been for Andre Russell’s sixes towards the end, KKR would have struggled to touch the three-figure mark. Kuldeep Yadav, who was playing against his former side, starred for DC, as the left-arm chinaman bowled just three overs but took two wickets for 13 runs.
This season, Yadav added another feather to his hat as he bowled in the death overs and restricted Andre Russell from hitting a big shot against him. To surprise the Caribbean with his variations, the DC spinner bowled a 117 kmph delivery that left everyone stunned.
On the last ball of the 19th over, Kuldeep surprised Russell by bowling a 117 kmph delivery and soon hogged the internet. The fans hailed Yadav and also trolled Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar, who recently made his debut for MI and took his maiden IPL wicket in his 2nd game for the franchise.
The fans made fun of Arjun’s pace, as the 23-year-old left-arm seamer averages around 126-128 kmph, which is less for a fast bowler. One fan wrote, “Arjun Tendulkar with all that run up bowls 5 kmph faster than that”. Similarly, the fans made several memes comparing Kuldeep Yadav’s pace with notable bowlers in the league. Here are some of the best reactions.
Delhi Capitals are still winless in the tournament after five games. Meanwhile, KKR have won two games out of five.