Bengal cricketer Vivek Singh lit up the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday when he struck a fantastic hundred against Jharkhand to lead his side to victory. Opening the innings, Vivek played a composed knock as wickets kept falling around him. None of the Bengal batters with the exception of himself crossed 30 as pacer Monu Kumar kept it tight and kept chipping away with wickets.
Vivek however batted with élan to get to his 100 in 64 balls and stayed unbeaten till the end. His century helped his side reach 161. In the chase, Jharkhand faltered and fell short of the target by 16 runs to finish with 145 runs as Ishan Porel continued his rich vein of form by picking up 3 wickets.
Vivek Singh on IPL side’s radar
Following his knock, it has been reported that Vivek Singh has caught the eye of an Indian Premier League (IPL) side ahead of the auction for the 2021 edition which is set to take place in 2021. The tournament will take place in India in April-May as usual unlike the 2020 edition which was held in the UAE and in September-November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to InsideSport, a talent scout of an IPL team said, “Really liked the way Vivek batted today. Good the match was getting broadcasted and we could watch his innings. He will now be on our radar.” It remains to be seen if Vivek will be picked up by an IPL side in the auctions.