Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya has apologized to his team’s wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan after a weird throw from Pandya — in the 13th over of the RCB innings — jumped from a bowler’s footmark near the popping crease and hit Kishan in the eye. Kishan was in a severe pain and was given temporary medication before being taken off the field by the MI physio. Kishan’s right eye looked visibly swollen as he walked off. Aditya Tare kept wickets for Mumbai for the rest of the game.
Taking to Twitter, Pandya wrote: “Mera cutie pie Sorry bhai! Stay strong, @ishankishan23.”
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) April 18, 2018
Speaking at the end of the game about Kishan’s injury, Rohit Sharma said: “Unfortunate, I have not checked on him because I came here right after the presentation got over. He seems all right, he has got a little swelling in his eyes, which should be ok by tomorrow/ day after, we have got few days before we play the next match on 22nd, we have got 3-4 days, where we will assess and hopefully, he will be fine.”
ALSO READ: Virat Kohli Rejecting The Orange Cup
Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 92 went in vain as Rohit Sharma’s 94 helped MI beat RCB to register their first win of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. With this 46-run victory, the defending champions have opened their account in the ongoing season while as for the losing skipper Kohli, he is now the proud owner of the orange cap. Also, during the course of his stunning innings, he surpassed Suresh Raina as the highest run-getter in the history of the tournament. He also completed 5,000 runs for RCB.
Chasing a mammoth target of 214, Bangalore got off to the best start possible with skipper Kohli and Quinton de Kock running through the Mumbai bowlers. The duo put on a stunning opening partnership of 40 runs, but RCB gave away the ideal start. The equation changed in the fifth over of the innings when Mitchell McClenaghan came into the attack and got rid of de Kock and AB De Villiers in a span of four deliveries.