Nicholas Pooran was one of Punjab Kings’ formidable pillars in the middle-order during the previous edition of Indian Premier League. But in the ongoing season, the player is definitely not in his groove and is struggling to get off the mark. Pooran got out without scoring for the third time in four games in the 14th edition of IPL with a diamond duck against SRH on Wednesday. Notably, David Warner’s quick reaction sent him back to the pavilion.
With his Caribbean teammate Chris Gayle on strike, Pooran tucked the ball towards the SRH skipper, who had only one stump to aim at but he didn’t shy away from taking a chance. The fourth failure for Pooran in the ongoing edition makes his stats look even worse- 0,0,9 and 0.
Post his another duck, Twitterati left no stone unturned in trolling the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Take a look at the tweets here-
அதுவும் Today Without Facing a Ball😶 Pure Unluck🚶 அதுவும் Gayle ah நம்பி ராகுல் மாதிரியே Run Out😂
— CricUlagam (@CricUlagam) April 21, 2021
— Sharif Launda❤😙 (@sarcastic_manav) April 21, 2021
— Craze (@thecrazeapp) April 21, 2021
0(1) vs Rajasthan Royals 😳😳😳
0(2) vs Chennai Super Kings 😈😈😈
9(8) vs Delhi Capitals 🔥🔥🔥
0(0) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/iAFBdPoone
— 𝐒𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐊𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐫™ 2 (@Sovan_2001) April 21, 2021
— Umar Akmal (@umarakmalparody) April 21, 2021
— FlashScore India 🇮🇳 (@FlashScore_IN) April 21, 2021
Punjab Kings have already made a slow start to IPL 2021, having lost 2 out of their 3 games. It is important for them to bounce back in the competition early enough to take risks. However, talking about the scenario of the ongoing 14th match of IPL between SRH and PBKS, Nicholas Pooran’s dismissal pushed back Punjab Kings’ momentum.
The side eventually got bundled out for mere 120 runs, courtesy Khaleel Ahmed 3/21 and Abhishek Sharma’s 2/24.