Axar Patel-Mohammad Shami run-out: The duo were involved in a controversial run-out during the business end of the match.
During the 37th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at Delhi, Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel was run-out after his near-collision with Kings XI Punjab fast bowler Mohammed Shami.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the penultimate over when Patel’s attempt to run a couple of runs saw him nowhere in the frame when Punjab wicket-keeper Lokesh Rahul dislodged the bails at the striker’s end.
After playing a Shami delivery towards deep square leg, Patel intended to come back for the second run. In his attempt to return back, he saw Shami in his way, who was coming back from his follow through.
After getting out, Patel gave an impression of being let-down by the way he got out. However, replays confirmed that there was nothing desperate on the part of the bowler. Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the same over, Patel ended up scoring 1 (2).
Chasing a 164-run target, Capitals sealed the chase in the last over on the back of half-centuries from captain Shreyas Iyer (58*) and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan (56).
After Iyer won the toss and put in the visitors in to bat, Punjab ended up scoring 163/7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Opening batsman Chris Gayle was the pick of the batsmen for KXIP scoring 69 (37) with the help of six fours and five sixes. With bowling figures of 4-0-40-3, DC leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was their highest wicket-taker.
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— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) April 20, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Lol…Axar Patel😂,getting angry on Shami for his own stupidity.#DCvKXIP
— Sameer ali🏏💥 (@AliOnlyshera) April 20, 2019
Axar Patel don’t be over smart mate 🙁 it’s not shami’s fault !! #DCvKXIP
— Vickey Bomble (@vickeybomble) April 20, 2019
— Nish Navalkar (@YUVI_NISH) April 20, 2019
Shami did nothing wrong.
Axar should hve been more cautious.
— IntegratedIndian (@Soldiers_Son) April 20, 2019
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