It happens very rarely that a bowler fails to take an absolutely simple catch on his own bowling but Delhi Capitals (DC) fast bowler, Khaleel Ahmed added to the list of such instances. Khaleel Ahmed dropped a simple high catch of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper, Sanju Samson on his own bowling who was looking dangerous and was smashing the ball all around the park.
RR has won four matches in the IPL 2022 so far and has started in a superb manner against DC. RR was asked to bat first as DC won the toss. It was an absolute Jos Buttler show in the first inning after that as he scored a century. Devdutt Padikkal also supported him with a dominating half-century. Sanju Samson was looking dangerous after coming to bat at No. 3 as he was smashing the ball all around the park. However, Khaleel Ahmed provided him with a lifeline.
Khaleel Ahmed was bowling the 18th over of the innings to Sanju Samson. He bowled a delivery short and wide outside off to Samson on the last ball. Samson mistimed the shot and it went straight up in the air. It was a sitter for Khaleel but he missed the caught and bowled opportunity putting the catch down.
Here is the video of the dropped catch by Khaleel Ahmed:
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Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Sarfaraz Khan, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Karun Nair, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Here is how Twitter reacted to the incident:
Pays 5.5 Crs for a bowler to spoil another team's balance
Removes a statpadder who's blocking the run flow one end
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