Last Update on: April 14th, 2023 at 09:47 pm
Harry Brook has left his mark in his debut season in the Indian Premier League as the English young sensation became the first centurion in the Indian Premier League 2023. Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 19th match of the tournament, Brook coming in as an opener alongside Mayank Agarwal smashed 100* runs off 55 deliveries.
Harry Brook started off hot and finished the innings with 12 boundaries and 3 sixes to his name with a strike rate of 181.82, the batter kept the flow going after Mayank Agarwal departed early. Rahul Tripathi was soon to follow losing his wicket in the same over.
𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 #𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐏𝐋 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 💯
First 💯 in IPL for Harry Brook 🙌
What an incredible knock this has been 👏 👏
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 14, 2023
However, SRH skipper Aiden Markram played the perfect supporting role to Harry Brook as Markram reached up his 50 while the Englishman continued his rampage from one end.
Harry Brook has been under a lot of pressure in the recent games due to his massive price tag as fans were not sure about the batter being able to cope up to the Indian conditions. However, the knock today against KKR might be plenty to put an end to the conversations.
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I’m Sure My Family Will Be Very Happy For Me: Harry Brook
The English batter was there with the presenters during the mid-match interview where he was asked about his first ton in the tournament. Harry Brook was humbled by his approach as he talked about his difficulties facing spin and how he tried to make most out of the power play.
“I’ve had a bit of trouble with spin, but I wanted to use the powerplay to my advantage. So middle overs wanted to rotate strike and let the other boys do the hitting. It is a belter of a pitch, we need to bowl our lengths rightly and take wickets. We still got a job to do. My girlfriend is here but the rest of my family have just left, I’m sure they’ll all be very happy for me.”
Sunrisers Hyderabad thanks to Harry Brook’s knock have put up a massive 228 runs on the board and will be eyeing their chances of winning their second game on a trot.