IPL 2022: Abhinav Manohar played a handy cameo against SRH.© BCCI / IPL
Gujarat Titans batter Abhinav Manohar played an enterprising knockout of 35 of 21 deliveries against SunRisers Hyderabad on Monday, but his stay at the fold was a charming one as he escaped several close talks. He had a thick edge that flew between the wicketkeeper and first slipped early in his knock and was then dropped three times before being eventually caught in the deep by Rahul Tripathi. Wasim Jaffer, the former opener of India, took to Twitter to share a hilarious video for Manohar’s knock on Monday.
In Jaffer’s video, a man is seen dancing on top of a car before jumping in front of a oncoming truck, but getting out of the way just in time.
“Exclusive highlights of Abhinav Manohar’s chance,” he wrote in his tweet.
See: Wasim Jaffer’s “Exclusive Highlights” for the Beatles’ Abhinav Manohar
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) April 11, 2022
Manohar hit five boundaries and a six in his innings, helping GT reach a score of 162/7. He was their highest scorer after captain Hardik Pandya, who hit an unbeaten 50.
However, SunRisers Hyderabad chased down the goal in the final over, saving eight wickets.
SRH captain Kane Williamson scored for them with his 46 balls 57, while Abhishek Sharma (42 out of 32) and Nicholas Pooran (34 out of 18) also played handy beats.
The defeat was GT’s first of the season, with the team showing unattainable form in their first three games.
Abhinav Manohar, who was bought for Rs 2.6 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction, had previously played a handy cameo of 15 of 7 deliveries to help the team defeat debutant Lucknow Super Giants in their opening match.
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