Kolkata : Harry Brook just feed his credentials by hitting an unbeaten 55 – ball 100 in his maiden IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday . The yo unsteer faced some criticism after getting 13 , 3 and 13 in his first three IPL innings . In spite of the England batter open Ning only thrice in 93 T20 in songs before the IPL , Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Brian Lara played the mas stroke by asking him to co me up the order .
” Harry could not perform in two – three matches , so it was in Brian’s ( Lara ) mind that we will bring him up and I will go in the middle , ” She’s Abhishek Sharma stated in the post – match press conference on Friday .
” We all know that Brook can take down any pace at tack . I was injured in between and we backed Brook to open . I think that was a very good decision by the coach and management , ” Shar ma added .
Brook allowed his skipper Adrian Marram to take the centre stage when the KKR’s spinning trio started opera ting , but returned to play the big shots once the spinners completed their quotas in the middle overs . The Yorkshire batter , who collected 34 runs off 29 against spin , was severe against the pacers getting 66 off 26 balls . Sharma , who played against Brook at the U – 19 level , also said the Hyderabad think tank had full trust in Brook’s abilities . ” It was just a matter of time and that’s what he did in the game . If you see his innings in Tests , it’s almost the same as T20 . He always keeps telling everyone that he just reacts to the ball and plays his natural game , whatever the situation is , ” Sharma said .