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Gautam Gambhir opens up on Mitchell Starc’s ‘ball of IPL 2024’: ‘No delivery is unplayable…’

By Vaseline May31,2024

Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders lifted the Indian Premier League 2024 trophy at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 26, a decade after their second IPL trophy.

Earlier in 2012 and 2014, the Shah Rukh Khan-led franchise lifted the IPL trophy under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. After a decade, KKR repeated this feat, all thanks to Gambhir’s mentorship.

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With KKR pacer Mitchell Starc’s throw being named as the ball of the tournament that saw Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Abhishek Sharma dismissed in the IPL 2024 final, Gambhir has a different take on it.

According to the former Indian opener, there is no such thing as an ‘unplayable’ delivery and the same was true for Starc, who was bought by KKR for a whopping €50. 24.75 crore in the auction.

During an interaction with SportkeedaGambhir labeled Starc as an X-factor.

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“We always knew he was the players wait for such occasions, they thrive on these occasions. Money is not important Sportkeeda.

When asked if Starc’s delivery was ‘unplayable’, Gambhir noted that it was certainly almost unplayable, but no delivery is unplayable.

“You expect a bowler of this quality to deliver this kind of performance. When you bring these kind of players, they step up when you need them most. KKR needed Mitchell Starc in Qualifier 1 and the Final, and he put his “I don’t know whether to say that was an unplayable delivery or not because we are taught that no delivery is unplayable, but it was certainly almost unplayable,” he added.

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In the tournament, Starc played 15 matches and took 17 wickets. He was also named Player of the Match in the final, taking two important wickets in three overs and losing just 14 runs.

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