Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine surpassed the 1000-run milestone in the Indian Premier League. After Dwayne Bravo, he became the second player in the league to score 1000+ runs and grab 150+ wickets.
Naraine reached the milestone with a 22 from 12 balls in the 53rd match of the ongoing season against Lucknow Super Giants, requiring just 16 runs to do it.
Narine has been KKR’s go-to player at practically all hitting positions for the past ten years, from delivering rapid beginnings as an opener to controlling the middle order and boosting the lower order.
In his first season, he made an immediate impression, taking 24 wickets in 15 matches at an outstanding economy rate of 5.47 to assist the Purple and Gold Brigade capture the desired championship.
He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP), alongside Shane Watson, Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar, and Chris Gayle on the list.
Under the supervision of none other than Gautam Gambhir, the Trinidadian kept up the excellent job in the next IPL edition. He took 22 wickets in 15 games, with the same economy rate (5.46) as previous season.
In the ongoing season, Narine, also known as “Sunny” by his mates, became the first KKR player to appear 150 times. Of course, it was a fantastic feat, but it was the way he kept things simple on the roadways that was more important, and practical. He is undoubtedly KKR’s greatest player of all time at the age of 33.
Sunil Narine completes 1000 runs in the IPL.
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