April 16, 2024

Iceland Cricket took a sly dig at Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Mitchell Starc after his disastrous outing with the ball during the IPL 2024 match against RCB on Friday. After conceding 53 runs on his KKR debut against SunRisers Hyderabad, Starc was taken to the cleaners by the RCB batters, especially Virat Kohli. So far, Starc has not been able to live up to his Rs 24.75 crore price tag, which made him the most expensice buy in the history of IPL Players Auction. He has conceded 100 runs so far in two matches and is yet to take a wicket.

Taking to social media platform X, Iceland Cricket poked fun at Starc, labelling his spell in IPL 2024 so far “more expensive than a beer” the Scandinavian country.

“More expensive than a beer in Iceland,” Iceland Cricket retweeted a post on X.

Coming back to the game, Kohli batted out the innings for RCB with his second straight IPL fifty. However, KKR still cruised to a seven-wicket victory.

Chasing the home side’s 182-6, Kolkata reached their target with 19 balls to spare when skipper Shreyas Iyer hit an unruffled six off Mayank Dagar.

Their chase was off to a roaring start with Phil Salt (30) and all-rounder Sunil Narine (47) putting on 86 for the visitors

Narine hit five sixes in his 22-ball knock before Dagar bowled him in the seventh, with Salt following in the next over when he was caught at deep square leg.

Venkatesh Iyer made 50 to keep up the momentum before he was caught by Kohli while Shreyas saw out the innings with his 39.

The former RCB skipper notched up 83 and made his 50 off 36 balls, throwing a thumbs-up to the jubilant home crowd, and his knock made him the leading tournament run-scorer since the season began last week.

But a lack of able partners left Bengaluru’s innings a one-man show.

Cameron Green was the next top-scorer at 33 but was sent back after when he missed a lightning delivery from Andre Russell crashed off his back pad and into the stumps.

(With AFP Inputs)

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