New Delhi, March 31: The Royal Challengers Bangalore team pulled off a thrilling win against KKR to register their first win in IPL 2022. KKR lost by 3 wickets and Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasranga played an important role in RCB’s victory. The Sri Lankan leg-spinner created a stir in the Kolkata camp by taking four wickets in the match.
Earlier, his first match against CSK did not go well but this bowler is so capable that he has been bought in the auction for an amount of Rs 10.75 crore.
He took the wickets of Shreyas Iyer and Sunil Narine. After this, he brought the opposition on the back foot by dismissing Sheldon Jackson. When called again in the 15th over to bowl the final over of his spell, he dismissed Tim Southee. Hasaranga ended his brilliant spell with 4 wickets, conceding just 20 runs in his 4 overs, also claiming his Purple Cap.
After the match, he also revealed the reason behind the unique celebration. The Sri Lankan international said his celebrations were inspired by Paris Saint-Germain FC superstar Neymar Jr.
Talking about the game, he said, “I got out after scoring only four runs. I am really happy. It is very tough to bowl especially with dew. My favorite footballer is Neymar and that is his celebration style which is very good. I do. I don’t take any pressure when I go to play. That’s why I think I get success.”
The Sri Lankan spinner had copied Neymar’s celebrations during RCB’s match against Punjab Kings on March 27. Then he took a good catch of Shahbaz Ahmed.
Story first published: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 13:16 [IST]