Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Delhi Capitals (DC) are locking horns with each other in the 64th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. In the second innings, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa were at the same end, but luckily none of them lost their wicket after a crazy incident. It was largely due to a panicky throw by Lalit Yadav.
PBKS skipper, Mayank Agarwal won the toss and decided to bowl first citing chances of dew later in the innings. During the chase of 160 runs, PBKS had raced to 38/1 at the end of four overs, with Jonny Bairstow falling after scoring a brisk 15-ball 28. Bhanuka Rajapaksa came to bat at No. 3 and joined Shikhar Dhawan, who was batting on run-a-ball nine.
The fifth over was bowled by Lalit Yadav, DC’s first attack with a spinner tonight. The fourth ball was full on the stumps, which Dhawan flicked towards midwicket and chaged down the ground for a single. However, Rajapaksa from the non-strikers end did not move an inch, and at one point, both batters were at the same end.
But then, Lalit Yadav picked up the ball and released it towards Rishabh Pant in a hurry. He was panicking, and as a result, the ball sailed wide of the DC captain and ended up at gully. Rajapaksa, after watching all that, completed the run.
Here is the video of the incident:
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): David Warner, Sarfaraz Khan, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
David Warner gone for golden duck. Liam Livingstone gets him. What a start for PBKS.
— SportsBash (@thesportsbash) May 16, 2022
Here is how the fans reacted:
Lalit Yadav single-handedly destroying chances of DC with bat as well as ball and with the field as well.
— Udit (@udit_buch) May 16, 2022
What the hell is Lalit Yadav doing?
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) May 16, 2022
Lalit Yadav missed a huge opportunity of a run-out when both the PBKS batters were at the same end 🤯
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) May 16, 2022
— Rj_Virat (@RjVirat2) May 16, 2022
Reason of Lalit Yadav playing pic.twitter.com/pHc6NKTDZG
— . (@finehaihum) May 16, 2022
— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) May 16, 2022
— Cricket Addictor (@AbdullahNeaz) May 16, 2022