IPL 2022
Hardik Pandya Affected A Pin-point Throw And Broke The Stump
By CricShots - Apr 15, 2022 12:15 am
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Over the years, there have been a plethora of occasions when the players raised the fielding standards in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and it had led to the fans witnessing some exciting moments in the tournament. One such incident took place when the Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper, Hardik Pandya ran his Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sanju Samson out during the 24th match of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil stadium.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya broke the stump with his direct hit

The game between GT and RR kept getting interesting as both teams were not ready to back down. Chasing a mammoth target of 193, Rajasthan Royals opener, Jos Buttler came out all guns blazing as he smashed the Gujarat bowlers left, right, and center. Buttler smashed 54 from 24 balls but did not get any support from the other end as RR lost a couple of quick wickets at the start of their innings. After Buttler’s dismissal, Hardik Pandya’s brilliant throw sent Sanju Samson back to the dugout which left them reeling at 74/4.

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Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson walked out to bat after Ashwin and had a watchful start early on in his innings. He was batting on 11 from 10 balls when Hardik Pandya with his brilliant direct hit at the stumps on the non-striker’s end got rid of his counterpart with a direct throw which eventually broke the stumps which is a rare sight in the game these days and ended Sanju Samson’s stay at the crease. The umpires then had to ask for a new stump to be brought on to replace the broken one.

Here is the video of the direct hot from Hardik Pandya:

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, James Neesham, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen

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Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal

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