Rashid Khan commits howler vs India: The Afghani leg-spinner was seen missing a clear run-out against India at Southampton.
During the 28th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Afghanistan at Southampton, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan committed a howler to miss an easy run-out chance against India all-rounder Kedar Jadhav.
It all happened on the first ball of the 45th over when veteran India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended a Rashid Khan delivery. While Dhoni didn’t express any major intention of sneaking a single, Jadhav’s keenness saw both him and Dhoni running towards the striker’s end.
Rashid, who himself ran towards the ball, had ample time with him to dismiss the batsman at the non-striker’s end. Perhaps, it was the extra time which saw him in two minds. While Rashid aimed to roll the ball to Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib, his expectation of Rashid passing the ball much quickly ruled out that option.
As Rashid rolled the ball, there was no one to collect it. Amidst the comedy of errors, Jadhav safely returned back to his crease.
Having failed to run-out Jadhav, Rashid was successful in sending back Dhoni on the following delivery. In a bid to up the ante, Dhoni’s attempt to play a lofted shot saw him missing the ball altogether. With him way down the crease, it was a simple stumping dismissal to West Indies wicket-keeper Ikram Alikhil.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 27th over, Dhoni ended up scoring 28 (52) with the help of three fours. After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, India scored a mediocre 224/8 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. A 52nd ODI half-century saw Kohli top-scoring for India with 67 (63) with the help of five fours.
Rashid Khan commits howler vs India:
How Twitter reacted on the Indian innings:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 22, 2019
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) June 22, 2019
Indian innings on this pitch highlights difference between @imVkohli — only one to play with fluency — and every other batsman
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 22, 2019
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) June 22, 2019
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