IPL 2017: Twitterati hail Sunil Narine's innings at the top of the order

Gautam Gambhir's decision to promote Sunil Narine proved to be a masterstroke.

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Kolkata, April 13: Gautam Gambhir's decision to make Sunil Narine open the innings alongside him raised quite a few eyebrows initially but the decision proved to be a masterstroke.

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The West Indian bowler scored a blistering 37 runs off just 18 balls to take KKR's score to 76 in the powerplay overs.

Sunil Narine

In the absence of Chris Lynn, Gambhir took the bold call of promoting Narine up the order. The thinking was clear, to get as many runs as possible during the first 6 overs.

Narine did exactly the job he was asked to do. The pinch-hitting from the beginning kept KKR on the driving seat.

As Narine's quickfire innings guided KKR to a smooth start fans hailed the West Indies spinner for his valuable knock.

Here are some of the twitter reactions on Narine opening KKR's innings:

Narine proved to be a perfect replacement of Lynn

Sunil Narine fitted in perfectly as an opener replacing Chris Lynn.

Sunil Narine opening the innings

Fans joke as Sunil Narine plays beautifully as an opener.

Fans hail Sunil Narine

Fans hail Sunil Narine as a very good team man.

Sunil Narine proved to be KKR's trump card

Fans hail Gambhir's masterstroke to make Narine open the innings.

Fans hail Sunil Narine

Narine replacing Lynn was an answer to Ishant replacing Murali Vijay in KXIP.

Fans hail Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine coming out as an opener was truly out of syllabus for KXIP.

Fans hail Sunil Narine

From a mystery bowler to a mystery batsman, Sunil Narine.

It was an unbelievable knock from Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine's unbelievable knock as an opener.

A small information on Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine had opened the innings during Big Bash League last season.

Fans hail Sunil Narine's brilliant innings

Sunil Narine did vent out his frustration on Kings XI Punjab bowlers.

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