Famous Sachin Tendulkar showed his admiration on Ben Stokes on Sunday (October 25) after beating the Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets against the Mumbai Indians.
Tendulkar took to his official Twitter handle, where he posted the following:
“Great player, great impact! The chase looked brilliant 100 100 benstokes38 by Brilliant 100. AmIamSanjuSamson played an equally important innings and he was the perfect partner for Stokes. ”
– Sachin Tendulkar (ach Sachin_RT) October 25, 2020
Stokes (107 * off 60 balls) and Samson (54 * off 31 balls) put on 152 for the third wicket as Mumbai Indians scored a beautiful total of 195. Remaining with 10 balls.
This is Stokes’ second century in the IPL. He previously scored 103 * in 2017 for the now defunct Rising Pune Supergiant.
Earlier, the toss-winning Mumbai Indians opted to bat first. The Rajasthan Royals did well in controlling them till the middle overs, but then Hardik Pandya (60 off 21 balls; 6×7, 4×2) single-handed pushed them to a solid 195/5, throwing boundaries in death. But, in the end, Pandya’s firecrackers were wasted as Mumbai lost the fourth match of the season.
Rajasthan needed three wins from three matches to qualify for the playoffs before the match and now Trott need two wins to book their berth.