Match number 52 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is being played today between the hosts Rajasthan Royals and the visiting team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rajasthan Royals comes into the match after having suffered a big defeat against the table topper Gujarat Titans. Question mark were raised on number of players.
And now going into the match today, there has been some changes in the Rajasthan Royals playing XI. Former England captain Joe Root is finally making his IPL debut today.
Considered as one of the Fab Four member, Root has dominated the world of cricket, but never have ever played in the IPL. He had nominated his name for the IPL several times, but never found the team until this year when Rajasthan Royals bought him for his base price.
And finally today against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, he is making his IPL debut. See how Twitterati reacted.
Good luck, Joe Root.
The long wait is over – he's playing his first ever IPL match! pic.twitter.com/3XxHlwZVDI— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 7, 2023Advertisement
Wake up babe, Joe Root plays Cricket today. pic.twitter.com/wFAb9V5UGV— ` (@rahulmsd_91) May 7, 2023
Finally RR management came to their right senses and Joe Root is making his IPL debut— Utsav 💔 (@utsav045) May 7, 2023
Go well, Root 🙌❤ pic.twitter.com/WxP3lBD2Fl
Yess…Joe root ko bahoot pahle chance mil Jana chahiye tha.— Mr. Nick (@Shubhamraj_1) May 7, 2023
BIG BREAKING: Joe Root, the most consistent batsman among Fav-4 in longer formats in recent time is making IPL debut today😮 pic.twitter.com/VssKo0bWSy— Cricket Talk (@Sujanpoudel_17) May 7, 2023