Despite making his IPL 2020 career debut against the Delhi Capitals after being clean bowled with master spinner Ravi Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran came back with some fine scores. Currently, he has an average of 29.75 with a total score of 119.
Against CSK, he came up after Mandeep Singh was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja. In just 17 balls, he scored 33 runs which included one four and three sixes. If not for Shardul Thakur, he would not have scored much.
However, his efforts were not very good. Kings XI Punjab lost the match by 10 wickets despite scoring 178 for four in 20 overs.
Meanwhile, one of Pooran’s old tweets went back viral on 4 October 2013.
The tweet reads, “Is Chennai a better birthday present than beating the Super Kings?”
Pooran’s turns 25 years old on 2 October.
In the match, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson snatched the show in CSK’s run-chase. In 17.4 overs, they scored 181 runs. 46 runs were scored in the powerplay itself. Du Plessis alone collected 87 runs in 53 balls. 11 fours and 1 six helped him do that. Watson, on the other hand, scored 83 in 53 balls with 11 fours and 3 sixes.