• Cricketing world reacts to IPL spectacle

    Like all fans, many former and current cricket players from across the world were enthralled by the IPL spectacle the Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI Punjab delivered on Sunday evening.

    Requiring a mammoth 224 runs for victory, the Royals produced the highest-ever run chase in IPL history when a blitz cameo by Rahul Tewatia steered Steve Smith’s men home by four wickets in the final over of the match.

    The comeback by the Royals sparked a lot engagement on social media, with many cricket lovers and players impressed and rather surprised by the Sharjah spectacle.

    READ: Rajasthan egde KXIP in thriller

    ‘Just bloody awesome guys!’ tweeted former Australian spinner Shane Warne after the game, while Kevin Pietersen, who worked as a commentator during the match, wrote ‘What a game’ on his Twitter feed.

    Even the great Sachin Tendulkar responded to the Royals’ heroics, saying the team’s batsmen ‘kept their cool and accelerated beautifully’.

    Former Proteas star fielder Jonty Rhodes, who works as a fielding coach for the KXIP, was just as surprised by Nicholas Pooran’s brilliant fielding effort that also caused a storm on social media.

    WATCH: Pooran’s Superhuman effort

    ‘NO question about it being THE best save, EVER,’ tweeted Rhodes post-match.


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    Andre Huisamen