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Friday, May 10, 2024

Sai Sudarshan scintillates !!

He has really peaked !  What an innings ! – last year Alec Stewart  signed him to play for  in LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures.  He has grown steadily and scored centuries  against Pakistan A.  Back in 2019, this stylist left-hander cracked two unbeaten centuries in the Vinoo Mankad Tournament and  got selected for the India A team in the U-19 Challenger series that involved three teams from India and one from Nepal  He was the breakout star of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2021, where he was the second-highest run-getter with 358 runs in eight innings at an average of 71.60 and strike rate of 143.77, in Lyca Kovai Kings' run to the Eliminator  After impressing in TNPL 2021 with his strokeplay, he  was fast-tracked into Tamil Nadu's white-ball and Ranji Trophy sides.


In 2022 -  Bhardwaj Sai Sudharsan, sort of unknown stock to outside World having been bought for base price of 20 lakhs got a chance and   he grabbed it with both hands !!   In the IPL Finals 2023, he exploded making 96 off 47 balls and the missed out century became his today !! in just 50 balls.    

Today is the 59th match of IPL 2024 played at Ahmedabad between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings.  GT batting first has made an impressive 231/3 – there was a 200 partnership.  Shubman Gill and Sai Sudarshan ended becoming the highest 1st wicket partnership of 210.   

Along the way, Sudharsan  has become the fastest Indian to 1000 IPL runs.  He has accomplished this in just 25 innings while the next is legend Sachin  Tendulkar (31 innings) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (31 innings).  Today he hit 5 fours and 7 sixers.   Shubman Gill and B Sai Sudharsan are   more orthodox batters, but they've been just as brutal with their hitting this evening in Ahmedabad.  Sudarshan was the first to race to 50; but Gill was the first to get to his hundred off 50 balls. In the same over, Sudharsan joined him there off 50 balls too. They've hit the IPL's 100th and 101st tons.


Sudharsan's  Bharadwaj is an athlete who represented India at the South Asian (SAF) Games, while his mother Usha Bharadwaj represented Tamil Nadu in volleyball.  Sai has represented India in 3 ODIs – all against South Africa in SA having made two 50s.  
Hope he gets more chances !  ~  all the best to him.
With regards – S Sampathkumar

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