As no-one believed this event turned in during the IPL 2024 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mullanpur, Jaydev Unadkat, known more for his bowling prowess, stole the spotlight with a spectacular last-ball six.

Unadkat, typically not given much opportunity to showcase his batting skills in the IPL despite his handy cameos for Saurashtra, proved his worth with a stunning display of power hitting.

Coming in as the No. 11 batsman for SRH, Unadkat faced a daunting task as the team had already lost wickets steadily after being put in to bat by Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan. With just one ball remaining and England’s Sam Curran bowling, the odds seemed stacked against him.

WATCH: Unadkat’s last ball six vs PBKS

However, Unadkat remained composed as Curran delivered a short ball outside the off stump at a slow pace. Demonstrating excellent technique and timing, Unadkat lofted the ball over long-on, aiming for a crucial boundary. Harshal Patel, stationed in the deep, had a chance to dismiss Unadkat with a catch, but a misjudgment saw the ball sail over the ropes for a game-changing six.

This dramatic finish not only showcased Unadkat’s batting prowess but also added valuable runs to SRH’s total. Despite the early wickets, SRH managed to set a competitive target of 183 runs for PBKS, thanks in part to Unadkat’s heroics in the final moments of the innings.

Unadkat’s unexpected contribution with the bat highlights the unpredictability and excitement that the IPL often brings to cricket fans worldwide. It serves as a reminder of the depth of talent and the potential for unexpected twists and turns in every match, making the IPL a truly exhilarating spectacle for fans and players alike.

By Ritik Sharma

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