GT vs LSG: Twitter Hails Ayush Badoni As The Youngster Hits 54 On IPL Debut Under Pressure
GT vs LSG: Twitter Hails Ayush Badoni As The Youngster Hits 54 On IPL Debut Under Pressure

Ayush Badoni of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) received great praise from Twitterati as his debut half-century helped his team to a respected total against Gujarat Titans, as the two franchises made their Indian Premier League debut in the fourth match of the IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Gujarat Titans had picked Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Shubman Gill ahead of the IPL 2022 auction and named Pandya as their captain. On the other hand, Lucknow Super Giants picked KL Rahul as their captain and along with him picked Ravi Bishnoi and Marcus Stoinis before the auction.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Photo-IPL
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. Photo-IPL

Hardik Pandya, the GT captain won the toss at the Wankhede Stadium and chose to bowl first keeping in mind the pitch at the Wankhede Stadium. GT had Matthew Wade, David Miller, Lockie Ferguson, and Rashid Khan as their overseas players. LSG meanwhile picked three overseas cricketers in Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, and Dushmantha Chameera.

GT vs LSG: Twitter Hails Ayush Badoni As The Youngster Hits 54 On IPL Debut Under Pressure
Mohammad Shami and Manish Pandey. Photo-IPL
Mohammad Shami and Manish Pandey. Photo-IPL

Mohammad Shami rattled the Lucknow batting lineup with three amazing wickets. He removed the LSG captain KL Rahul on the first ball of the match for a golden duck and then came back to clean bowl Quinton de Kock for just 7 runs. His third wicket was the reliable Manish Pandey, who was also clean bowled for 6 runs.

Varun Aaron had accounted for Evin Lewis, who fell to a special catch by Shubman Gill as LSG was teetering at 29/4.

Ayush Badoni Slam Half-Century On Indian Premier League Debut And Twitterati Shower Him With Love And Admiration

Then Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni came together and stitched an 87-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Hooda slammed 55 in 41 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes, before he was dismissed LBW by Rashid Khan.

Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni. Photo- IPL
Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni. Photo- IPL

Ayush Badoni continued his assault from the other end as he slammed his maiden IPL half-century on his debut and finished on 54 in 41 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes to his name. He fell to Varun Aaron, caught by Hardik Pandya in the last over of the LSG innings.

By that time, LSG managed to put 158/6 in 20 overs on the board and Badoni received huge praises on social media with people lauding his knock under pressure.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Ayush Badoni’s Knock:

 

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