Soon after AB de Villiers tonking the RR bowlers in Dubai, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) locked horns in Sharjah. The Men in Yellow decided to bat first after winning the toss only to lose their opener, Sam Curran, in the first over for a duck. They recovered well later thanks to decent innings from their middle-order batsmen. However, it was Ravindra Jadeja who provided the much-needed late flourish for CSK to finish on 179 runs on the board.
The southpaw played a fiery knock of an unbeaten 33 off just 13 deliveries with a four and four massive maximums. Rather one of those sixes went on the roads of Sharjah, not for the first time in this IPL. However, what happened later left commentators also in splits.
The incident took place in the 18th over of Tushar Deshpande as he delivered a length ball to Ravindra Jadeja who was backing away. And the veteran southapw played a pick-up shot over deep square leg region for a humongous six. Not surprisingly, the ball travelled enough distance to go on the roads. One of the fans, probably was waiting for the ball, hilariously ran down the middle of the road to pick it up.
As soon as the ball fell on the middle lane of the road, the fan was seen running towards the ball and he picked it up even as the commentators lauded his daring.
Here’s the video:
— RC (@rcdas06) October 17, 2020
On the back of Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant knock, CSK posted a competitive total on the board. However, MS Dhoni once again failed to weave his magic with the bat while Faf du Plessis scored a valiant fifty. Shane Watson also did well to muster 36 runs as CSK ended on 179 runs for the loss of four wickets.