IPL 2024
Netizens Accuse Maheesh Theekshana of Chucking Against RCB
By CricShots - May 18, 2024 10:53 pm
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Chennai Super Kings spinner Maheesh Theekshana has come under scrutiny for his bowling action during the ongoing game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. In just his fifth game of IPL 2024, Maheesh Theekshana made a significant impact with the ball.

Maheesh Theekshana
Maheesh Theekshana accused of Chucking

Although he didn’t pick up any wickets, he managed to contain the RCB batsmen effectively, conceding only 25 runs in his four overs. After RCB got off to a flying start, scoring 31 runs in the first three overs, Maheesh Theekshana brought some control back to the game. His fourth over was particularly economical, giving away just four runs.

Maheesh continued his tight bowling in the powerplay’s final over, conceding only five runs. Despite giving away 10 runs in his third over, he bounced back by restricting the batsmen to just six runs in his final over.

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However, Theekshana’s performance has been overshadowed by controversy regarding his bowling action. The Sri Lankan spinner altered his release point several times during his spell, drawing comparisons to Kolkata Knight Riders’ star Sunil Narine, who had to modify his action after being reported by umpires.

Although neither the on-field umpires nor the RCB batsmen lodged any complaints, fans on social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter) were quick to accuse Maheesh Theekshana of chucking.

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, in the game, Royal Challengers Bengaluru posted an imposing total of 218 for 5 in their 20 overs after being asked to bat first. Captain Faf du Plessis led from the front with a top score of 54 off 39 balls, including three fours and as many sixes. Virat Kohli also played a crucial innings, scoring 47 runs. Contributions from Rajat Patidar, who scored 41, and Cameron Green, who remained unbeaten on 38, helped RCB set a challenging target for CSK.

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Despite the brewing controversy around Theekshana’s bowling action, the match continued with intense competition as both teams fought hard to secure a spot in the playoffs. Theekshana’s ability to maintain a tight line and length without conceding many runs was crucial in keeping CSK in the game, even as the accusations of chucking circulated among the fans.