IPL 2024
Rohit Sharma Startled By Pitch Invader At Wankhede Stadium
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2024 11:08 pm
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During the Mumbai Indians versus Rajasthan Royals clash at the Wankhede Stadium, Rohit Sharma encountered a moment of fright as a pitch invader approached him unexpectedly. Stationed at first slip, Rohit Sharma was caught off guard as the fan made a beeline towards him.

Rohit Sharma
Pitch invader scared Rohit Sharma

Despite initial apprehension, Rohit allowed the fan to hug him before security personnel intervened and escorted the intruder away, after he also hugged Ishan Kishan. This incident marked the second pitch invasion in the ongoing IPL season, following a similar occurrence in a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings.

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The rising frequency of such breaches underscores the need for stringent security measures to prevent untoward incidents. In the match itself, Mumbai Indians struggled with the bat, posting a modest total of 125/9 in their allotted 20 overs after being put in to bat first.

Despite a shaky start at 20 for 4, a resilient 56-run partnership between Hardik Pandya and Tilak Varma provided some stability. However, Mumbai’s innings faltered towards the end, failing to capitalize on the promising start.

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Rohit Sharma’s individual performance mirrored Mumbai’s batting woes as he departed for a golden duck in the opening over. As of the latest update, Rajasthan Royals were at 54 for 3 in the eighth over of their innings, indicating a competitive contest unfolding at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Hardik Pandya (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Naman Dhir, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Gerald Coetzee, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Kwena Maphaka

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Sanju Samson (Captain), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal