Chris Lynn creates T10 history: Details here
Just days after being released by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the Indian Premier League auction next month, Aussie batsman Chris Lynn showed his prowess with the bat in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League. Lynn created a new T10 record after smashing a 30-ball 91 for Maratha Arabians. Here is the special record scripted by Lynn.
Lynn helps Arabians steal Team Abu Dhabi's Thunder
Lynn was unstoppable against Team Abu Dhabi as he made a statement by scoring the highest-ever individual score in the T10 format. His record innings was laced with nine fours and seven sixes. He helped his side put up 138/2 in their stipulated 10 overs. Arabians won the match comfortably by 24 runs after Team Abu Dhabi managed only 114/3.
Lynn surpasses Hales to post highest T10 individual score
Earlier, the record for the highest individual score in T10 league belonged to England batsman Alex Hales. The dashing batsman had struck an unbeaten 87 from 32 balls in the second edition of the T10 league last term. Hales, while playing for Arabians, had created the record against Bengal Tigers and helped his team to a seven-wicket win in their eliminator final in Sharjah.
Chris Lynn was surprisingly released by KKR
Meanwhile, the eight franchises in the IPL had to submit the list of retained and released players last week. Surprisingly, Lynn was released by KKR ahead of the auction. Lynn was an integral part of the KKR set-up and scored runs consistently in the last three seasons. There's no doubt that the Aussie will garner a lot of attention in next month's auction.
Lynn has no hard feelings after being released by KKR
After his superb knock, Lynn told India Today that he has no hard feelings. "I have got a really good relationship with the owners, support staff, head coach. There are no hard feeling there at all. More important is keeping those relationships nice and strong."
Lynn counts the positive ahead of IPL auction
Lynn is looking forward to the upcoming auction. "There are players twice as good as me that have been released from franchises so KKR want to win the tournament and that's the priority for Brendon McCullum. The auctions coming up, so if I happen to score a few more runs and be fresh in the mind of some coaches, that's a positive," said Lynn.