21st May 2011
It was a subdued week for the Royals, where the Citi Rising Star nominee Ashok Menaria chipped in with some vital contributions. In both matches this week, it was Menaria who walked in and gave the innings some much needed momentum. The contributions were significant enough to make a poor total look respectable and a fighting total into a good looking score.
Throughout the tournament, Menaria has performed with consistency scoring over 200 when hes normally come in with very few overs to go. Hes been good in the outfield saving a few boundaries and taking a few catches; not to forget the splendid catch of Virender Sehwag in the game at Delhi. Its no surprise that he features in both, the Citi Rising Star and Karbonn Kamal Catch. You can vote for him at http://www.iplt20.com/polls.