18-year-old Angkrish Raghuvanshi, on Wednesday (April 3), announced his arrival in the Indian Premier League in style by scoring a whirlwind half-century.

The youngster made his debut in the 16th game of the ongoing IPL 2024 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in Vishakhapatnam. Sunil Narine and Phil Salt added 60 runs for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed by Anrich Nortje.

After such a strong start, it was expected that Venkatesh Iyer would come out to bat at number three. However, the KKR team management sent Angkrish Raghuvanshi and it did not take the youngster long to justify his team’s call. He opened his account in IPL by hitting Nortje for two brilliant fours and did not look back.

With Sunil Narine going all out at one end, the youngster also came up with a brilliant effort to keep the scoreboard moving at a stunning rate. In the 13th over of the innings, he went on to complete a brilliant fifty off just 25 balls. He scored four more runs before being dismissed by Nortje.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s 54-run knock came off just 27 balls and was studded with five fours and three sixes. During the innings, the highly-rated batsman showed that he is more than capable of playing not only the orthodox shots but also the unorthodox ones. He brilliantly reverse-swatted a delivery from Rasikh Salam for a six after switching his stance.

Watch the six from Angkrish Raghuvanshi:

Talking about the game, KKR have posted a mammoth total of 272/7 in the allotted 20 overs after their captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat first. After the 60-run stand between Narine and Salt, the former and Angkrish Raghuvanshi stitched together a 104-run stand. Narine top-scored for KKR, scoring 85 off just 39 balls. Andre Russell also played a crucial knock of 41 off 19 balls.


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