Deepak Hooda run out: The all-rounder from Punjab Kings returned to the pavilion after being part of a horrible mix-up with his captain.
During the 29th match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals in Ahmedabad, Punjab Kings all-rounder Deepak Hooda failed to bail his team out of danger by becoming part of a massive mix-up with stand-in captain Mayank Agarwal.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 14th over when Agarwal played an Axar Patel towards the right of Shimron Hetmyer at extra cover. Keen to sneak a single, Agarwal called for a single which was eventually refused by Hooda.
However, the refusal wasn’t as simple as it sounds as a miscommunication had resulted in both the batsmen trying to reach the crease at the non-striker’s end.
With Hetmyer diving and throwing the ball to Patel in a jiffy, Patel didn’t make any mistake in dislodging the bails and then throwing the ball to Delhi Capitals captain and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to be on the safe side.
With the batsmen not crossing and Hooda reaching the crease at the non-striker’s end before Agarwal, he was the one to be dismissed after scoring 1 (1).
After Pant won the toss and invited Kings in to bat, they scored 166/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. While most of the Punjabi struggled to get going at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Agarwal led from the front to score an outstanding 99* (58) with the help of eight fours and four sixes.
Delhi spearhead Kagiso Rabada, who picked bowling figures of 4-0-36-3, was the best bowler for his team. In addition to Rabada, Patel and pacer Avesh Khan picked a wicket apiece.
Deepak Hooda run out
— Aditya Das (@lodulalit001) May 2, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Race going between who will reach the non striker end first. It was Deepak Hooda who won it. 🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/TMtNiScrWK
— Arghadeep Das (@TheArghadeep_) May 2, 2021
Hooda won against Agarwal in runout race😅#PBKSvsDC
— Ganesh Shetty (@Ganesh55shetty) May 2, 2021
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