Liam Livingstone has finally landed in the IPL, and he is making the most of the opportunity with the new franchise. The English all-rounder had spent a couple of seasons with Rajasthan Royals in the past, but he could never set the tournament on fire.
However, Punjab Kings broke the bank in the mega auction ahead of the IPL 2022 to sign the swashbuckling all-rounder. It was termed a gamble as Liam Livingstone didn’t have numbers to show in the IPL to justify his price tag. Nevertheless, what a gamble it has turned out to be for the Kings from Punjab!
Liam Livingstone has turned up in style in the IPL 2022, and he has been smashing bowlers for fun. He has emerged as the most valuable player for the Mohali-based franchise and has been justifying his massive price tag every game.
In the ongoing game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings, Liam Livingstone smashed pacer Umran Malik for a 106-meter six.
Liam Livingstone hit a monstrous six off Umran Malik
When Livingstone walked out to bat, Punjab Kings were in a spot of bother at 33/2 in 4.5 overs. However, the Englishman didn’t care about the wickets falling around him and went for the business in his usual style.
Punjab Kings were reeling at a score of 78/4 after 11 overs, and the skipper Kane Williamson called the pacer Umran Malik in search of more wickets. Malik bowled two dots on the first two deliveries, but Liam Livingstone smashed the third delivery out of the park for a colossal 106-meter six.
It was back of a length delivery at 145 kmph; Livingstone picked the length early, swiveled across, and sent it soaring over mid-wicket.
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Liam Livingstone completed his third fifty of the season and scored a total of 60 runs off 33 deliveries. However, he didn’t get enough support from the other end as Punjab Kings only posted 151/10 in 20 overs.