On Thursday, the whole cricket world was treated to a blistering knock from the blade of RR opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. The 21-year-old smashed the fastest IPL half-century. He made a 13-ball fifty to thrash KKR bowlers to all parts of the ground.
He remained unbeaten on 98 off 47 balls, with five sixes and 13 boundaries at a strike rate of 208.51. His knock helped his team chase down the 150-run target in just 13.1 overs and registered an important win for his team.
The 21-year-old has been in great form this year and is currently in second place for the “Orange Cap.” He is just one run behind Faf du Plessis, who is the leading run-scorer. After the fastest IPL fifty, a number of former cricketers and cricket pundits praised the youngster, while some lauded him on social media platforms.
Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli was one of them, who acknowledged the efforts of Jaiswal and posted an Instagram story quoting, “Wow this is some of the best batting I have seen in a while. What a talent.” He also shared the photo of the left-hander from the game.
But as soon as he posted the story, he also deleted it and then re-posted the same story and caption with just one notable change. In the first story, the picture had Jio Cinema’s name mentioned on the right corner, while in the second, Virat cropped the same.
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The former RCB skipper is a brand ambassador for Star Sports and has featured in the broadcaster’s latest ads. Virat and his crew must have noticed the error and attempted to remedy it quickly. However, fans had already captured a screenshot of the first story.
Meanwhile, Virat himself is in great form this season. He is fifth on the list for the highest scorer in the tournament. He has scored 420 runs with six half-centuries. Meanwhile, Jaiswal is second with 575 runs at an average and strike rate of 52.27 and 167.15, respectively.