Play shown in PSL, complete failure in IPL (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: He had come from Pakistan as a hero, but when he left India, he remained a zero. The batsman who dominated the most in PSL i.e. Pakistan Super League, did not have a single run on the IPL pitch. We are talking about Harry Brook, who could not do what he did in 8 innings in Pakistan, even after playing 11 innings in India.
Harry Brook was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2023 auction. The base price was only Rs 1.5 crore. But, when the bidding started, it soon skyrocketed. And, finally, the Orange Army of IPL bought him for Rs 13.25 crore.
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Work done in Pakistan, got the price in IPL!
The biggest reason behind this expensive bid on Harry Brook was his explosion in the Pakistan Super League. Seeing the figures of PSL, Sunrisers Hyderabad was not the only one to bid on them. She definitely won this race, but in the desire to buy Harry Brook, Rajasthan Royals were seen giving tough competition to her.
Hero of Pakistan, Zero in India
Harry Brook scored 264 runs in 8 innings of PSL with a strike rate of 171.42 and an average of 52.80, in which 102 not out was his best score. But when the same Harry Brook landed on Indian pitches, he did not score 200 runs after playing 11 matches of IPL. His strike rate of 123.37 was in the trough and the average was 21.11.
Harry Brook’s best in IPL was shown in just one inning when he scored a century against KKR at Eden Gardens. But, apart from that, he could only score 90 runs in 10 innings.
Harry Brook became the weak link of Sunrisers Hyderabad
After seeing this performance in IPL, it is clear that Sunrisers Hyderabad’s deal of Harry Brook has not been expensive, it has been very expensive. The absence of Harry Brook has been a big factor in the fact that Sunrisers Hyderabad had to be out of the group stage. That team has won only 4 out of 14 matches of IPL and has also been at the bottom of the points table.
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