Dubai: Young Kartik Tyagi received praise from all quarters after his surreal show against Punjab Kings on Tuesday in Dubai. The 20-year-old was asked to bowl the last over, he has four runs to defend. The Hapur-born bowler conceded one run and picked up two wickets to help the Royals clinch victory from the jaws of defeat. Ace fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Dale Steyn seem to be impressed by the new kid on the block.Also Read - IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2021 Match Report: Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam Star as Pakistan Live Up To Unpredictable Tag, Crush India by 10 Wickets in Super 12 Battle
Taking to social media, Mumbai Indians star Jasprit Bumrah lauded Kartik Tyagi for the “very impressive over”. Also Read - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy to Jasprit Bumrah, Virender Sehwag Picks India's Bowling Line-up
“What an over, #KartikTyagi! To maintain a cool head under that kind of pressure and to get the job done, great stuff, very impressive!” Bumrah wrote. Also Read - T20 World Cup: Arch-Rivals India, Pakistan Eye World Cup Glory
South African pacer Dale Steyn reckoned Tyagi’s over as one of the best ever final overs in the history of T20 cricket.
“Close to the best last over (defending) ever! Wowza,” Steyn said.
I’ve always heard from everyone and also watched games in this format where strange things have happened. Today, I was fortunate to play a big role in something special. I was bowling a bit too short earlier, later worked on it consciously after getting a lot of feedback,” Kartik, who was awarded the man of the match, said at the presentation.