England’s decorated opening batter Jason Roy got off to a sensational start in the Indian Premier League. Roy made his debut in the T20 league as he plied his trade for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their match against Rajasthan Royals. The Englishman flaunted his class and talent with the willow as he put Hyderbad in a commanding position in the game.
Hyderabad are already out from the reckoning for a playoff spot as the team has secured victory in just one out of their nine league matches so far. Thus, the Kane Williamson-led side is now playing for their pride and will be hoping to act as a spoilsport for other IPL franchises.
Batting first in the match in Dubai, Rajasthan Royals produced a decent batting performance. The skipper Sanju Samson slammed a blistering 82 runs to steer his team to a total of 164 runs in their 20 overs. Chasing the score, Hyderabad started off on a dream note.
Jason Roy, who got a place in the playing XI as a replacement for David Warner, stunned the cricket fraternity by playing an impressive knock of 60 runs. The 31-year-old alongside Wriddhiman Saha stitched a 57-run stand to help SRH take a lead.
Jason Roy’s old tweet goes viral
As the English batter experienced a dream debut, his old tweet regarding the Indian Premier League has gone viral on social media. In February, Jason had registered for IPL 2021 auction but no franchise showed interest in the opening batter. After facing rejection on the auction table, the Durban-born took to his Twitter handle to pen a heartfelt note.
“Massive shame not to be involved in the IPL this year but wanted to congratulate all the lads that did get picked up. Especially some of the high rollers. Going to be good to watch,” Jason Roy had tweeted.
Notably, the opening batter was later picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad just a few days before the tournament as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh. The Australian all-rounder had pulled out from IPL 2021 in March citing personal reasons.