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“Batting in IPL is easy” – Former Pakistan pacer makes fun of IPL after KKR’s record-breaking 272 runs vs Delhi Capitals

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On April 4, Thursday, former Pakistan cricket team pacer Junaid Khan took a dig at the Indian Premier League (IPL) through a post on X (formerly Twitter). Junaid humorously commented on the bowling standards and pitch quality in India’s premier T20 league, highlighting the ease with which batsmen score runs.

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Junaid’s post came after Kolkata Knight Riders posted a formidable total of 272 for 7, the second-highest score in IPL history, against the Delhi Capitals in Vizag on April 3 on Wednesday.

Although KKR came close to breaking the record for the highest IPL total, falling short by six runs, the Sunrisers Hyderabad had previously set the record with a total of 277/3 against the Mumbai Indians earlier in the IPL 2024 itself, breaking Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s 11 years old 263 runs record.

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Referring to Sunil Narine’s explosive 85 run innings against the Capitals, Junaid humorously remarked, “In IPL batting is so easy on these flat pitches, Sunil Narine has scored a total of 155 in his international T20 career and today he has scored 85 as an opener. The team total is 272.”

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This IPL season has been marked by high-scoring matches, with bowlers struggling to contain batsmen in the initial stages of the tournament. The 17th edition has witnessed 16 totals above 170, including six scores exceeding 200. Teams have failed to surpass the 170-run mark on only eight occasions.

Junaid had previously shared a post following Sunrisers’ record-breaking performance against the Mumbai Indians last week, further emphasizing the trend of dominant batting displays in the IPL.