In the ongoing 14th match of the IPL 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) are locking horns with each other at MCA Stadium, Pune. In the 13th over of the 1st innings, Tilak Varma was bamboozled by the bouncer from Umesh Yadav, but a miscommunication between Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings led to the catch going down.
Mumbai was on the back foot at the end of 12 overs after being asked to bat first by the KKR skipper, Shreyas Iyer, as they were reeling at 58 for three. Umesh Yadav, who returned excellent figures of 3-12 in his opening three overs, came into the attack in the next over to bowl his final over.
The third delivery of Umesh’s over was a short of a length on middle stump. Tilak Varma attempted a pull shot but ended up finding a top edge. It was supposed to be a straight forward catch for wicket-keeper Sam Billings. However, Ajinkya Rahane, who was standing at the point, came forward. Billings, after watching Rahane come forward, did not go for that, and Rahane, after diving forward in a desperate attempt to catch that, did not get to it. Umesh was left frustrated after that, saying ‘abbey yaar’.
Here is the video of dropped catch from Ajinkya Rahane:
— Sam (@sam1998011) April 6, 2022
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakravarthy
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi
Here is how the fans reacted to the dropped catch:
That was an easy catch for billings but nhii bhai Rahane ko toh hero banna hai 😡
— Mridu ⚯͛ (@mj_aIways) April 6, 2022
Umesh Bhai to rahane " abeyy yrrr….!!"🌝😂catch miss
— Meghna Chowdhury (@MeghnaC87164582) April 6, 2022
Arree wo Billings ka catch tha rahane biss mai kuddd gyaa
— Aafiya (@Aafiya095997753) April 6, 2022
It's was Wicketkeeper catch, Rahane had no business going for it
— Arindam ♏ (@TheArchitect032) April 6, 2022
Rahane dropped game changing catch 😭
— Roshan Singh (@CasualRoshan) April 6, 2022
— Mudit 🇮🇳 (@MuditHastir) April 6, 2022
— Lazy Cinephile (@cinemaclown) April 6, 2022
Rahane going for that catch pic.twitter.com/qYSKpl85IS
— Ashutosh Nevse 🎩 (@Heisenberg829) April 6, 2022
— Over Thinker Lawyer 🇵🇰 (RCB♥️) (@Muja_kyu_Nikala) April 6, 2022