Ex-Pakistan cricketer pokes fun at IPL and Indian pitches

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New Delhi: Former Pakistan cricketer Junaid Khan poked fun at the Indian Premier League (IPL) by posting a social media post on X (formerly Twitter) on April 4, Thursday. Junaid mocked the bowling standards and quality of pitches in India’s premier T20 league by writing about the ease with which batters score runs in IPL.

Junaid shared the after Kolkata Knight Riders scored 272 for 7 – the second-highest score in IPL – against the Delhi Capitals in Vizag on April 3, Wednesday.

KKR threatened to break the record for the highest IPL total on Wednesday but fell short by six runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a record-breaking total of 277/3 last week against Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Junaid referred to the T20I batting record of Sunil Narine who scored a blazing 85 against the Capitals.

Junaid wrote: “In IPL batting is so easy on these flat pitches, Sunil Narine has scored a total of 155 in his international T20 career and today he has scored 85 as an opener. The team total is 272.”

In IPL batting is so easy on these flat pitches, Sunil Narine has scored a total of 155 in his international T20 career and today he has scored 85 as an opener.
The team total is 272.#KKRvsDC #IPL2024

— Junaid khan (@JunaidkhanREAL) April 3, 2024

IPL has witnessed a run-feast this edition with bowlers going for plenty in the first stage of the tournament. The 17th edition of the IPL has seen 16 totals above 170 and six 200+ scores. On only eight occasions, teams have failed to cross the 170-run mark.

Junaid had also shared a post following Sunrisers’ record-breaking performance against the Challengers last week.

Flat pitches, small boundaries, quick outfield. This is called IPL
A target of 278 😲 #MIvsSRH #IPL2024

— Junaid khan (@JunaidkhanREAL) March 27, 2024

Junaid played 22 Tests, 76 ODIs and 9 T20Is for Pakistan.

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