Compliment Or Taunt? Fan Asks Ben Stokes After He Says ‘Tyagi Has Run Up Like Brett Lee, Delivers Like Ishant’, England Star Responds

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes (Credits: Twitter)

Former India U19 star Kartik Tyagi finally made his much-awaited IPL debut on Tuesday when he earned his maiden cap for Rajasthan Royals for the game against defending champions Mumbai Indians.

The right-arm pacer started his journey in IPL on a stunning fashion as he dismissed Quinton de Kock in his very first over. Bowling the fifth over in the powerplay, the youngster conceded only 9 runs while facing Rohit Sharma and de Kock.

In his second over, he went for 7 runs before Suryakumar Yadav hit him for three fours in his third over. He eventually finished the innings with figures of 36 for 1 although, one can say that the bowling figures do not really do justice to his fine performance.

Kartik Tyagi
Kartik Tyagi (Credits: Twitter)

And while Kartik Tyagi made a decent debut in IPL, it won’t be entirely wrong to say that his bowling action made is being discussed more than his performance. Fans took to social media to compare the youngster’s bowling run-up to that of legendary pacer Brett Lee.

Rajasthan Royals star Ben Stokes also has the same view although with a twist. As Kartik Tyagi was representing the team in Abu Dhabi, the England allrounder took to Twitter to make an interesting claim. Ben Stokes said that while Tyagi has a run up like Brett Lee, his delivers like Ishant Sharma.

“Tyagi has a run up like Brett Lee and delivers like Ishant Sharma”

Compliment or taunt:

Soon after Ben Stokes posted his observation about Tyagi’s bowling style, one of his followers asked him whether it was a compliment or a taunt. Now only he knows what he meant by the query as Brett Lee is one of all-time greats while Ishant is one of the best Test pacers in the world at present.

Ben Stokes, nonetheless, noticed the tweet and decided to reply to it. Clearing the fan’s confusion, the England World Cup-winner wrote:

“It’s neither, it’s an observation.”

Meanwhile, Ben Stokes landed in UAE earlier this month from New Zealand. The allrounder was in New Zealand with his family after his father Ged was diagnosed with cancer. He missed the game against Mumbai Indians due to the mandatory six-day quarantine period.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. Credits: Twitter.

Apart from the quarantine period, Ben Stokes will have to clear three tests, before he can link up with the Royals and be available for selection.

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