Spinner Harpreet Brar caused great destruction in the Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings match in the ongoing IPL 2023 by taking four wickets, which led to the complete collapse of DC’s batting lineup. It is noteworthy that in pursuit of 168 runs, the home team got off to a good start as David Warner and Phil Salt, the openers, appeared to be in good form with the bat. However, Brar quickly dismissed Salt, Rilee Rossouw, David Warner, and Manish Pandey one after the other, bringing PBKS back into the game.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag drew a comparison between Harpreet Brar’s delivery, which dismissed Manish Pandey, and Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century.’ He praised the cricketer for his excellent performance with the ball during the powerplay and also commended the 27-year-old’s intelligence in terms of his line and length.
Virender Sehwag praises Harpreet Brar
“Brar was incredible. To bowl an over in the powerplay and being hit for runs, the way he made a comeback in wonderful fashion. The ball that got Manish Pandey was like Shane Warne’s ball of the century. The ball that sent Warner packing was also good; Rilee Rossouw played a bad shot. But overall, it was very intelligent bowling from Brar,” Sehwag said.
“This is the first time that Punjab won due to the Punjabis. Be it Prabhsimran or Brar, both of them play for PCA and PBKS and won the game for their side with wonderful displays,” he added.
Sehwag also mentioned that the match was lost by DC due to the four wickets they lost in a rapid succession. He went on to say that if the David Warner-led team had been more patient, the outcome of the match might have been different.
“When those four wickets fell, the match slipped away from DC’s hand. It was a poor batting display from DC. If the DC batters had shown patience, the runs were there and the result could have been different,” Sehwag further added.
It is worth mentioning that PBKS climbed up to the sixth position on the IPL points table following their victory, whereas DC continue to be at the bottom.