IPL 2020: Axar Patel’s big hits in the final helped the Delhi capitals beat the Chennai Super Kings.© Capitals of Delhi / Twitter
Axar Patel hit three sixes in the Delhi Capitals’ final game against the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday to help his side secure the 17 points needed for victory and climb to the top of the points table. However, prior to this feat, the all-rounder took to ‘Nostradamus’ on Instagram responding to teammate Ishant Sharma’s comment on a post, where Ishant asked Axar to hit over six, Axar responded with “Apna time aayega (My time will come). “
– Delhi Capitals (tweets by) (@DelhiCapitals) October 18, 2020
Axar posted on Instagram after Delhi’s victory over the Rajasthan Royals last Wednesday – a photo of himself celebrating a wicket with teammate Shikhar Dhawan.
Ishant commented slyly: “I need sixers from you bapu. “
Axar may have responded jokingly, but he had the opportunity to make his predictions come true when he came into bat to face Jadeja in Saturday’s clash final.
When Dhawan hit Axar, 15 points were needed from five balls. Axar hit a six on the second and third most deliveries for anything but sealing the game for Delhi and then finished things off with another hit on the fifth ball.
Delhi has accumulated 14 points in nine matches and is well positioned to make the last four.
Chennai set 180 points in Delhi to win over a friendly Sharjah wicket at bat and the Capitals were helped by the undefeated Century of Dhawan (101 not out) and contributions from Shreyas Iyer (23) and Marcus Stoinis (24).
Delhi will next face the Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday, October 20.
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