Delhi Capitals (DC) suffered a 3-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 41st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Sharjah. After winning the toss, the KKR skipper, Eoin Morgan asked DC to bat and KKR’s bowlers delivered by restricting DC to 127/9 in their quota of 20 over and KKR chased it down with 10 balls to spare. However, an eye-catching moment took place when the DC spinner, R Ashwin gave a send-off to Morgan after dismissing him in the 12th over of the chase.
R Ashwin came back to bowling back with his last over and got the wicket of Eoin Morgan on duck and the bowler gave teh KKR skipper a send-off as they had a heated conversation in the last over of the first innings. Ashwin finishes with figures of 1/24 in 4 overs.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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Earlier in the game, on the first delivery of the final over bowled by Tim Southee, R Ashwin came down the track and decided to smack the ball for a six with a pull shot. The ball went up in the air and eventually, the catch was taken at the deep backward square by Nitish Rana.
When R Ashwin was walking back to the crease, he and Southee seemed to have some words being exchanged. While Southee was the first to have a word with Ashwin, it led to Morgan getting involved. The KKR captain and Ashwin too had a heated conversation ill finally Dinesh Karthik, who hails from a similar state to that of R Ashwin, intervened and took R Ashwin away from the scene.
The reason for the tiff might have been something about the last ball of the previous over where they stole a run. However, fans still want to know the real reason behind the banter and started tweeting about the same.