Harry Brook hasn’t done much to earn his spot in the Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI, except for hammering a fantastic century against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the historic Eden Gardens in the ongoing IPL 2023. With the exception of that one game against KKR, Brook has only amassed 63 runs in the other six games. These failures have prompted inquiries about his ability to hit on Indian pitches. In SRH’s most recent game against the Delhi Capitals, the 24-year-old batsman only managed to score seven runs off 14 deliveries and was dismissed while attempting an outrageous scoop shot. The match’s sixth over saw South Africa’s top pacer, Anrich Nortje, smash the young player’s stumps because he was unable to make any kind of contact with the ball. Notably, Brook’s shot choice offended Kevin Pietersen, a member of the commentary team, who openly criticized him for trying to play a shot like that under pressure. The former cricket player later acknowledged that he could be too old-fashioned to comprehend the purpose behind the hit but still described it as hazardous.
Actually, I just don’t get the shot. The slim leg has returned. You have a strong leg and a deep point. On the leg stump, he was allowing himself plenty of freedom to hit via the off-side. Kevin Pietersen stated while providing analysis, “Fine leg back, not a good shot. I don’t know; maybe I’m old-fashioned.
By seven runs, DC defeated SRH.
The Capitals defeated the home team at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium by successfully holding them to a run total of 144. When Delhi batted first, they were put under pressure right away, but Manish Pandey and Axar Patel’s innings helped the visiting team reach a manageable score.
When it came to their approach in the second inning, SRH were quite slow, and DC profited from that. Heinrich Klaasen thereafter made every effort to succeed for his team but was dismissed after scoring 31 runs off 19 pitches. The home team only needed 12 runs to win in the final over, but Mukesh Kumar bowled beautifully to help DC win the game by seven runs.