He was criticised a lot initially, but Sri Lanka and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s spin bowler Wanindu Hasaranga proved all doubters wrong by taking 5 wicket haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
It was the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) facing off the Kane Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the match number 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Bangalore lost the wicket of Virat Kohli early on after decided to bat first winning the toss. But then, a solid 100 plus partnership between Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar brought RCB back in the match.
While Faf scored 73 runs, cameos from Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik helped them put a target of 193 runs on the board.
SRH lost 2 early wickets of Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma in the first over of the match. But, Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram somehow took control of the inning.
But then, after Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran departed, there was a major collapse of inning, and the main man behind that was Wanindu Hasaranga.
From being 104-5, SRH were down to 9 wickets for 14 runs in just a blink of a eye. And finally, they were dismissed for 125 runs, giving RCB a 67 runs win.
After that, Bangalore fans had a sight of relief and praised Wanindu Hasaranga for bowling.
👏💥 SPIN FOR THE WIN! Wanindu Hasaranga was simply outstanding tonight. He registers his first fifer and his personal best bowling figures in T20 cricket!— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) May 8, 2022
📸 IPL • #WaninduHasaranga #RCBvSRH #SRHvRCB #IPL #IPL2022 #TATAIPL #BharatArmy pic.twitter.com/2SALi3eLSm
This is an appreciation tweet for @CoachHesson who was so keen to get "Wanindu Hasaranga" in the Mega-Auction and He is proving to be one of the biggest match-winner for RCB in middle overs. 🔥— Aditya (@Adityakrsaha) May 8, 2022
Hasaranga has been so impactful this season. Has been the highest wicket taker for RCB and more over, he's taken important wickets in crunch moments.— Harsh (@LetsGoVirat) May 8, 2022
Simply sensational, simply magical. Wanindu Hasaranga, what a star!#IPL2022 #SRHvRCB— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) May 8, 2022
Hasaranga is doing very good. I know Chahal has been doing better but we are RCB fans, we don't diss or envy when our players do well for other teams, we just celebrate it. Don't compare Hasaranga and Chahal. Just celebrate the one that was with us and the one that is with us— Ricky talks Cricket (@CricRicky) May 8, 2022
He was trolled for the high bid!— Pari (@BluntIndianGal) May 8, 2022
Now presenting you the 2nd highest wicket taker of IPL 2022
Fifer for Wanindu Hasaranga 🔥 pic.twitter.com/DZlq6mC4J3