The game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals went down to the wire on Monday. It was an intense game with no team willing to give up. At one point, KKR looked all set to chase the massive score but a brilliant 4-wicket over by Yuzvendra Chahal turned the tide for his team. That over also included a hattrick by the wily leggie. In this article, we take a look as Yuzvendra Chahal explains the celebration after the hattrick against KKR.
Yuzvendra Chahal explains the celebration after the hattrick
Although he went for a few runs in the first over, it was necessary for RR that Chahal returned to his best. He did bowl a few tight overs and at the death, he pulled out one of the best overs in IPL History. While Venkatesh Iyer got out going for a big shot, the hattrick that happened a few balls later included the wickets of captain Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi and then Pat Cummins.
Yuzi ended with figures of 4-0-40-5 and was declared the Player of the Match. After he took the hattrick, Yuzi ran across the field in celebration and also dropped himself on the floor and looked at the camera. When asked about the meaning of the celebration, he revealed that it was based on a meme from the 2019 World Cup.
Yuzi Chahal said "The celebration after the Hat-trick was based on the meme during 2019 World Cup". pic.twitter.com/rdhSiaVADOAdvertisement
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Rajasthan Royals are in fine form at the moment
RR is in top touch at the moment in IPL 2022. The batting department has been in excellent form with the likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer delivering consistently. If the likes of Devdutt Padikkal and Riyan Parag step up, the batting will get even stronger.
Yuzvendra Chahal holds the Purple Cap and R Ashwin is also helping Yuzi build the pressure in the middle overs. The performance of Obed McCoy against KKR will be another positive for the franchise.