Kolkata Knight Riders wicket-keeper batsman Sheldon Jackson had an eventful IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. He produced a lightning fast stumping to get the better of Robin Uthappa.
Amid his vivid presence in the game, legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh shared a golden advice of the Saurashtra-born cricketer. Yuvraj urged Sheldon to wear helmets while keeping against spin bowlers. The two-time World Cup winner urged Sheldon to be cautious and make use of the opportunity that has come after a very long time.
Taking to Twitter, the former India all-rounder wrote:
“Dear #SheldonJackson please wear a helmet when u keeping to spinners ! You are a very talented player and have a golden opportunity after a long time be safe !!! And all the best #CSKvKKR #IPL2022.”
Sheldon Jackson was quick to respond the message after the game. He took to Twitter to thank Yuvraj Singh for showing concern.
“Thank you so so much bhaiya (brother),” Jackson tweeted.
Thank you so so much bhaiya🙏❤️❤️ https://t.co/aqbyzsUIpQ
— Sheldon Jackson (@ShelJackson27) March 26, 2022
KKR trump CSK by six wickets in IPL 2022 opener
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Umesh Yadav racked up some good pace to hand the defending champions some early jolts and reduce CSK to 29/2 in 5 overs. The Kolkata bowlers continued to mount on the pressure from both ends, restricting Chennai Super Kings to 61/5 in 11 overs.
The dismissal of Shivam Dube brought MS Dhoni in the middle, who took time to settle in before unleashing his shots to end the innings on a high. Dhoni, who relinquished leadership duties two days, produced an unbeaten fifty to guide CSK to 131 runs.
In reply, Ajinkya Rahane gave KKR a perfect start hitting anything that is pitched up, using the pace of the delivery. He set the run chase with a 34-ball 44 runs innings before captain Shreyas Iyer ensured they secure a win without any hiccups.