New Delhi: In the 15th match of the Indian Premier League 2020, Rajasthan Royals scored 154 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Young all-rounder Mahipal Lomror was instrumental in bringing Rajasthan to this respectable score in a difficult time. This left-handed batsman not only handled the team in trouble, but he also played an innings of 47 runs. Lomror scored 47 runs in 39 balls, in which Lomror’s bat came out with 3 sixes and 1 four. Lomror shared a 39-run partnership with Robin Uthappa and 35 with Ryan Parag.
Poor start of Rajasthan
The top order of Rajasthan Royals, which was scoring on the grounds of Sharjah, was a flop in Abu Dhabi. Captain Smith was out for 5 runs. Sanju Samson was out for 4 runs. Jos Buttler also settled for 22 runs. As a result, the team lost 3 wickets for 31 runs in the powerplay itself. After this, Lomror took over the team with Uthappa and then also formed an important partnership with Ryan Parag. Lomror hit two long sixes against a good bowler like Chahal. However, Mahipal Lomror was out on Chahal’s ball and missed his first IPL half-century.
Story of Lomror
Let me tell you that this was Mahipal Lomror’s first match in IPL 2020. Lomror had played only four IPL matches earlier. However, in the very first match of this season, he proved himself. Let me tell you, Mahipal Lomror, born in Nagaur, Rajasthan, left home at a very young age. In fact, when he was 11 years old, his father sent him from Nagaur to Jaipur. When the facilities of cricket were not good in Nagaur, Lomorer’s father sent him to Jaipur at the behest of the coach. Along with Lomror, his old grandmother also shifted to Jaipur and raised her grandson. After the abandonment of his grandmother and family, Lomror worked hard on the cricket field and made a different name in Rajasthan.
The 20-year-old has scored 1953 runs for Rajasthan in 33 first-class matches at an average of over 39. Lomror also averages over 39 in List A. In T20 cricket, Lomror is called Junior Gayle because he specializes in long sixes. He has shown this glimpse even in IPL 2020.