The 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 saw a fiery clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday, April 10.
After his sensational knock, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina came forward to heap praise on the star keeper-batter’s performance. “He is a dangerous batter. We’ve seen this finishing from MS Dhoni, Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya, but he’s very different. To score a 50 off 15 balls for the fastest 50 of the season, especially at the time he did it,” Raina told JioCinema.
It was a spectacular innings: Suresh Raina
“Even bigger than the 50 off 15 balls, Pooran got the win for his team. To win a match from that position, there must be a lot of positivity and belief that he can win matches at any time. The way he hit the ball around the ground, it was a spectacular innings,” Raina said.
Apart from Pooran, impact player Ayush Badoni and Marcus Stoinis were exceptional during the run-chase as well.