Ruturaj Gaikwad Did An Unacceptable Gesture Towards A Groundsman
By CricShots - Jun 20, 2022 11:00 am
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The five-match T20I series between India and South Africa have ended in a bizarre way as the rain gods dominated proceedings and didn’t allow a fan to witness a winner in the fifth and final game at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Because of that, the well-fought series, where both teams looked equally strong, was shared. Only 21 balls were bowled on Sunday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium during the series-decider.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad

After that, relentless rain did not allow to play any further. India, after South Africa’s stand-in skipper, Keshav Maharaj won the toss and asked them to bat, reached 28/2 at that point until the rain arrived and didn’t stop till the game was called off. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were there in the middle as India lost both their openers — Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad — to Lungi Ngidi.

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Following the unfortunate result, the five-match series was shared between the two teams as it ended in a 2-2 draw. South Africa had won the opening two matches, but India roared back by winning the next two. Pant and his boys had the momentum ahead of this fixture, however, the weather forecast had indicated the outcome of the contest earlier. Safe to say, both sides would be disappointed after the rain’s interruption, and with that, South Africa kept their unbeaten record in the limited-overs series in India since 2010.

Here is the video of the incident:

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj(c), Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

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India (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan