NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes and former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday indulged in funny banter after Sunil Narine was placed ahead of Eoin Morgan in an IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Rahul Tripathi opened the batting for KKR along with Shubman Gill on Wednesday. Narine who usually opens for KKR as a pinch hitter came at number four when KKR lost the second wicket in the ninth over.
Stokes was clearly not pleased with Narine coming at number four ahead of Morgan.
Yuvraj teased Stokes and said that sometimes it’s better to let bowlers come before a proper batsman to slog.
“Yeah it’s like Yuvraj before Stokes. Sometimes u got let the all-rounders go before, bowlers who can bat before a proper batsman to slog,” Yuvraj jokingly said while replying to Stokes.
Tripathi has been in some fine form as he smashed 81 runs in 51 balls and was the only batsmen who didn’t struggle against CSK bowlers.