Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) batter, Deepak Hooda was looking in a decent touch after being promoted to No. 3 in the ongoing match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday before he returned to the pavilion in a peculiar way. Hooda pulled to deep square leg for an easy two in the 14th over, but he was merely jogging to complete the run and the direct hit from Jonny Bairstow made it difficult for him to reach the non-striker’s end, and eventually ran himself out.
LSG got off to a poor start against PBKS on Friday at MCA Stadium, with skipper KL Rahul falling for just six off 11 balls. LSG promoted Deepak Hooda to bat at No. 3 and he started stabilizing the innings alongside Quinton de Kock.
The duo did well, adding 85 runs for the second wicket before Sandeep Sharma nicked de Kock to Jitesh Sharma. The umpire didn’t give it out but Quinton de Kock had started walking. The wicket brought Krunal Pandya in the middle, at No. 4.
Deepak Hooda and Krunal had been looking to carry the momentum, but it did not last long. n the 14th over, Hooda pulled Arshdeep Singh towards a deep square leg boundary.
It was supposed to be an easy couple of runs. But Hooda, batting on 33 off 27 balls, was seen jogging to complete the second run, and Jonny Bairstow made full use of it. He picked up the ball quickly and threw it straight to the non-striker’s end. It broke the stumps, and Deepak Hooda, who was slow towards his approach for the crease, was seen a few inches short.
Here is the video of the direct hit from Jonny Bairstow:
Here is how the fans reacted:
"Bairstow could well be the Upstox game changer of the match."
– Totally unnecessary piece of commentary made necessary by sponsorships.
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— Siddhesh Joshi 🇮🇳 (@Cddhesh_Joshi) April 29, 2022
— Ashmin Aryal (@aryal_ashmin) April 29, 2022
That is unbelievable from Bairstow
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