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DRS, April 8: Five-star Yash Thakur, Shepherd rampage bring perfect end to week 2 of IPL 2024

DRS, April 8: Five-star Yash Thakur, Shepherd rampage bring perfect end to week 2 of IPL 2024

Welcome to our special segment DRS or the Daily Review System. In this, InsideSport will provide you with the top stories of IPL from a day before that you might have missed in the hustle and bustle of your busy life.

What better end to week 2 of IPL 2024 could have the fans asked for after a cracker of a double-header on Sunday. From big hits to big smiles, first wins to first fifer, fans say it all, that too in just a day! In case you were too caught up watching the game and missed some crucial highlights, this is the perfect stop for you to catch up on that!

Who won yesterday’s IPL matches?

MI finally opened their account in IPL 2024 after defeating DC by 29 runs. Romario Shepherd’s 29-run knock off just 10 deliveries set up the stage for Hardik Pandya and co to finally get the two points they have been in search for.

LSG defeated GT by 33 runs in the second game on Sunday, with Yash Thakur picking up a five-wicket haul to rattle the Titans.

Shepherd herds MI to first IPL 2024 win

To say that Romario Shepherd went berserk might just be an understatement. The Caribbean star’s blitzkrieg is arguably the highlight of the double-header day, with the batter taking Anrich Nortje to the cleaners across the park. As if that wasn’t enough, he now has the highest strike rate in IPL history! Wait, there’s more. With this feat, MI also shattered a couple of other records as well.

All is well in MI, it seems!

With the controversy over an alleged rift in the MI camp continues unabated, skipper Hardik Pandya claims all is well! The ongoing row over captaincy fueled many speculations, including that of a rift in the Mumbai Indians’ camp involving other senior players. However, Kung Fu Pandya asserts that isn’t the case and what better time to say it right after their first win of IPL 2024.

Oh no, not Mayank Yadav please!

Well, sometimes, fears do come true. To the nightmare of LSG and India fans and to the delight of other IPL sides, Mayank Yadav is out with a side strain and it could potentially hamper his inclusion for some of LSG’s next games. Bowling at a high-speed comes with a high risk and when it comes to Mayank’s case, one can only recall the curious case of Umran Malik.

Injury haunts Pandya again?

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya did not bowl in the match against DC, forcing fans to wonder if everything was alright. The all-rounder made his comeback in IPL 2024 after being on the sidelines owing to injury. After MI’s victory, Hardik reveals why he did not bowl and clarifies if there was any injury concern.

SKY greeted with silver duck on comeback

Suryakumar Yadav’s first game in IPL 2024 last just 2 deliveries. The World Number 1 T20I batter was dispatched for a silver duck in the MI vs DC clash. The hosts received a huge boost with SKY’s return after a 115-day injury exile.

A Yash Thakur show!

Lucknow Super Giants pacer Yash Thakur deserves a five-star rating after the clash against Gujarat Titans. Thakur rattled GT with a five-wicket haul, making both the batters and the Ekana to sway to his tune. At this rate, it’s safe to say that IPL 2024 is indeed emerging as a goldmine to unearth talents like Thakur and Yadav.

Another day, another milestone for Boom Boom!

Jasprit Bumrah unlocked yet another milestone as he became the second Indian bowler to pick 150 wickets in IPL. The fiery pacer is the second Indian bowler to reach the milestone in fewest matches. Bumrah has taken 124 matches to pick up 150 IPL wickets.

DK, RCB and the fans – a love triangle

RCB finisher Dinesh Karthik called RCB fans ‘family’ and claimed that they’ll fight anyone who badmouths the players or the franchise online. Dinesh Karthik also opened up about the private ‘hate’ he receives from the same fans who defend him and the franchise online.

Anrich Nortje for Orange Cap?

Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje has now registered an unwanted record for the most expensive over in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This over also marks the sixth most expensive in IPL history. The Proteas pacer has conceded 215 runs so far in IPL 2024.

The Sanju-Virat bonhomie

In a heartwarming moment, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was seen consoling the players in the RCB dressing room after the side’s loss to RR. While Virat Kohli was seen sitting alone in the dressing room, Samson was spotted interacting with the other players, boosting their morale.

Finishers reunite!

Kolkata Knight Riders finisher Rinku Singh reunited with Chennai Super Kings legend MS Dhoni ahead of CSK vs KKRIPL 2024 clash. Hilariously, it will be interesting to know if he remembers what advice MSD had to offer.

Hitman happy!

Rohit Sharma is ecstatic after the side’s first win of IPL 2024. MI beat DC by 29 runs to open their account in the current season of the tournament. After the game, the Hitman shared a series of pictures from the game with the caption ‘off the mark’.

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