IPL 2017: Prepared for Samson and Pant, but Shreyas Iyer was out of syllabus: Twitter hails DD batsman’s innings – Shreyas Iyer scored 96 of 57 balls and hit only two sixes
Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer during his match-winning knock of 96 (iplt20.com)
Twitter was full of praise for Delhi Daredevils batsman Shreyas Iyer, who scripted a sensational two-wicket win for Delhi Daredevils with a classy 96 against Gujarat Lions.
He reached his highest IPL score but was unlucky to miss out on a well deserved hundred. Overall, Iyer hammered 15 fours and two sixes in his 57-ball knock.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the innings
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) May 10, 2017
Disappointing to lose today. Have lost many close games this season. But credit to Shreyas Iyer for an outstanding innings.#GLVDD
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 10, 2017
#ShreyasIyer scored at a strike rate of 160 plus in a big chase & the best part his 96 had 15 fours & only 2 sixes. Class & composure 👍👌👏
— Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) May 10, 2017
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 10, 2017
Iyer, Samson, Pant, Tripathi, Kishan, Rana…change of guard is happening in front of our eyes. The next gen of Indian T20 Batsmen are here.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 10, 2017
Earlier in the match, Aaron Finch (69 off 39) stitched a 92-run stand with Dinesh Karthik (40 off 28) to lead Lions to 195 for five. Daredevils looked down and out at 121 for six, needing another 75 off 36, before Iyer came up with a dazzling display of strokeplay to stage a dramatic turnaround for Daredevils.