IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Tushar Deshpande replicates Dwayne Bravo’s iconic celebration after Andre Russell’s wicket during CSK vs KKR clash

Apr 8, 2024

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Tushar Deshpande emerged as the standout performer for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday (April 8). In a match characterized by a slow and sluggish Chepauk track, the CSK bowlers capitalized on the conditions, causing the famed Kolkata team to falter while batting first.

Tushar Deshpande shines for Chennai Super Kings

Deshpande’s exceptional bowling display saw him claim three crucial wickets, playing a pivotal role in restricting the free-scoring KKR to a modest score of 137/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Making Ruturaj Gaikwad‘s decision to bowl first even more impactful, Deshpande struck immediately, dismissing the dangerous Phil Salt on the very first delivery of the game.

Ravindra Jadeja’s key contributions

Despite brief resistance from Sunil Narine and Ankurish Raghuvanshi, who momentarily challenged the CSK bowlers, the introduction of Ravindra Jadeja turned the tide in favor of the home team. Jadeja’s crucial breakthroughs disrupted KKR’s momentum, leading to the downfall of Narine and Venkatesh Iyer in quick succession.

Deshpande’s crucial wickets in death overs

With hopes pinned on Rinku Singh and Andre Russell, KKR aimed to revive their innings, but both fell short of expectations. Despite the Chepauk crowd’s anticipation as Russell stepped in to bat, he failed to make an impact, eventually departing after a run-a-ball 10. Deshpande’s influence extended to the death overs, where he showcased his mettle. In the 17th over, he conceded a mere four runs and clinched the vital wicket of Rinku. Continuing his stellar performance, Deshpande struck again in the 19th over, removing the formidable Russell from the equation.

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Under pressure: Deshpande’s resilience against Andre Russell

In the pivotal moments of the match, Deshpande faced pressure after conceding a wide and being hit for a boundary on the first ball of his over. However, he displayed resilience and skill, delivering a crucial wicket on the very next ball. With a well-executed delivery, Deshpande induced a misjudgment from the in-form West Indies allrounder, Russell, who ended up skying the ball straight into the waiting hands of Daryl Mitchell at long-on.

The dismissal of Russell was a significant breakthrough for CSK, shifting the momentum firmly in their favour. Recognizing Deshpande’s impactful contribution in the death overs, CSK’s bowling coach, Dwayne Bravo, rose from his seat in the dugout to applaud the young bowler’s performance.

Emulating Dwayne Bravo’s celebration: A gesture of gratitude

In a touching display of camaraderie and appreciation, the fast-bowler, Deshpande, acknowledged the pivotal role played by the team’s bowling coach, Bravo. Deshpande paid homage to Bravo’s mentorship and guidance by emulating the celebration famously associated with the former West Indies great. This gesture not only highlighted Deshpande’s gratitude towards Bravo but also underscored the strong bond and mutual respect shared among the players and coaching staff of the CSK.

Here’s the video:

𝙏𝙐𝙎𝙃and𝘼𝙍 💥#CSKvKKR #TATAIPL #IPLonJioCinem pic.twitter.com/pSbnLzjujp

— JioCinema (@JioCinema) April 8, 2024

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