Punjab King’s debutant Vaibhav Arora caused early tremors in Chennai Super Kings camp during the 11th match of Indian Premier League at the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday night. The right-arm pacer derailed Chennai’s run chase after hunting down opener Robin Uthappa (13) and Moeen Ali (0) in the Powerplay and provided a much-needed breakthrough to his side.
Arora finished the game with impressive stats, as he conceded just 21 runs and picked two crucial wickets in his four overs. He also maintained the economy of 5.20 in the game, which was best amongst other bowlers. Vaibhav, who impressed on his debut, wants to buy a house for his mother and help his old father financially, who he believes works too hard.
In an interview with a local news channel before the tournament started, Vaibhav revealed that he would like to fulfil her mothers’ dream by buying her a house. “My father works too hard, and also he is getting old. I have told him to stop working and would like to help them with the money I get from IPL. Also, I would like to gift a house to my mother where she can live comfortably,” he said.
Regardless of the chatter around IPL, it gives the domestic players a platform and helps them in fulfilling their dreams.
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Indeed, Vaibhav’s performance in his debut match speaks volumes of his talent and potential. His stellar performance came on the same track when players like Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone went berserk over CSK bowlers in the first innings. But, with his incredible spell, Vaibhav turned out to be too hot to handle for Chennai Super Kings. Notably, the 24-year-old cricketer plays for Himachal Pradesh in Indian domestic cricket.
Vaibhav had earlier been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders but didn’t get a chance to make his debut. But, Punjab Kings bought the uncapped pacer for INR 2 crore in the mega auction after a stiff bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders.