Gavaskar praises Morris, Pollard

Last Updated: Sun, May 01, 2016 14:32 hrs
Morris brilliance in vain as Lions clinch thriller

The IPL matches have started going down to the wire now as the tournament starts to get into top gear. As with any event there will be some easy games and some nail biters and the spectators are getting the edge of the seat thrillers that the T20 format dishes out.

There have been some outstanding batting efforts too and we have seen some of the cleanest hitting that can be displayed on the cricket field. These are from some of the usual suspects like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, AB de Villers, Kieron Pollard and the occasional one from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Chris Gayle is still to unfurl his savagery but that can’t be too far away.

The new one to the gang of destroyers is Chris Morris the big South African who also bowls a mean heavy ball. His batting in the game against Gujarat Lions where he took the Delhi Daredevils to the brink of an impossible win was as clean as the teeth of someone who has a dental transplant.

It was breathtaking too as he seemed to hit at will and his 82 off 32 deliveries must rank as possibly the best innings that has been seen in the tournament so far. There was also the century by Virat Kohli who can put no foot wrong in his current form. He drove,flicked, pulled and lofted the ball all over as only he can but found himself on the losing side as the Gujarat Lions kept their cool once again to emerge victorious.

The Lions are making the good habit of spoiling the party of the century makers for they also did that to the Pune team whose Steve Smith got a hundred but ended up on the losing side.

Then there was Kieron Pollard who even while he perspired in the humidity of Mumbai seemed so relaxed as he smote the big ones to get to a fifty off only 17 deliveries and take Mumbai home easily.

All these batting displays were awesome to say the least and its Chris Morris,who also gets bowling and fielding points, who is the CEAT International Cricketer of the Week.