The talented England batter was bought for a whopping INR 13.25 crore in the auction, but so far had scored only 29 runs in three innings.
But he took apart the KKR bowling and showed his true pedigree with a superb hundred against KKR, which also becomes the first century of this IPL season. Brook was magnificent with the bat and remained unbeaten on 100 runs off just 55 balls.
SRH registered consecutive victories in IPL and their prized asset performed with aura and class to propel them towards another elusive win. For his excellent knock, Brook was awarded the Man of The Match award.
And while speaking after the match, Brook lauded the Kolkata crowd. The Kolkata crowd always supports and cheers good cricket, and it was the same when Brook was tormenting the hosts with his exceptional hitting prowess. And the batter acknowledged the support.
“Was a special night. Thankfully we got over the line as well. Got a little tense in the middle. A lot of people say that opening the batting in T20 is the best time to bat. I’m happy to bat anywhere. I’ve had a lot of success batting at five. Made my name there,” Brook said during the post-match presentation.
I. C. Y. M. I
When Harry Brook hits, it stays HIT! 👌👌
Relive his two cracking SIXES off Umesh Yadav 🎥 🔽
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 14, 2023
“The crowd was phenomenal tonight. I enjoyed it. I was putting pressure on myself a little bit,” he added.
The young batter has been feeling the burden of a huge price tag, and he revealed how things unfolded with his below-par batting in the first matches. He confirmed the social media backlashes and was happy to shut his critics.
“You go on social media and people are calling you rubbish. There’s a lot of Indian fans out there who’ll say well done tonight. But they were slagging me off a few days ago. Glad I could shut them up to be honest,” the SRH batter concluded.
The SRH batter also went back to the team hotel in Kolkata and tasted the famous sweet Rosogolla on Friday. The batter was captured taking a bite of the delicious dessert after his fantastic performance.
Harry Brook tasted rasgulla after winning over KKR. pic.twitter.com/hsuuwDRvMq
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 15, 2023
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