Indian fast bowler Kartik Tyagi, who starred for the U-19 team during the World Cup earlier this year, made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. (MI v RR live)
His first time out in the cash rich league saw him end his four overs with respectable figures of 1-36 as he claimed the wicket of South Africa’s white-ball captain Quinton de Kock.
Naturally, this led to some praise across social media. Fellow Rajasthan Royals teammate Ben Stokes got the ball rolling, saying the starlet had a run-up similar to Aussie great Brett Lee and his action was like that of India international Ishant Sharma.
For his part, Lee was also in agreement with the star England all-rounder.
Many others then took to social media to praise the young prospect. Check out some of the best reactions below.
Very impressed with Kartik Tyagi. Some serious good pace with a solid bowling angle. Except for the fact that Suryakumar took him on for some cheeky boundaries, a solid debut. Will solidify his place in the 11.— Siddarth Srinivas (@sidhuwrites) October 6, 2020
#Dream11IPL debut, first over, first wicket - Ladies & gentlemen, introducing @rajasthanroyals‘ Kartik Tyagi!#MIvRR | LIVE NOW | Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar VIP pic.twitter.com/ucYd45r4QY— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 6, 2020
Rohit in ominous touch, #RR facing royal pasting as #MI’s top order goes full throttle. Moment of match so far, however, was 19-year-old debutant Kartik Tyagi dismissing de Kock in his first over. Wonderful to see so many young Indian players making their mark in this tournament— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 6, 2020
Kartik Tyagi’s maiden IPL wicket.On debut and gets a wicket in his very first over. A moment to cherish for young Tyagi.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 6, 2020
The 19-year-old pacer from Uttar Pradesh had picked up 11 wickets in 6 matches during the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 and was consistently one of the fastest bowlers in the tournament as India marched to the finals before losing to Bangladesh.