Why Ravi Ashwin bowled 7-ball over: Kings XI Punjab captain had to bowl a seven-ball overs against Mumbai Indians at Mohali.
During the ninth match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at Mohali, Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin had to bowl a seven-ball over. With the extra ball of the over going for a boundary, it certainly didn’t go well for the hosts.
It all happened in the first over of the match when Mumbai wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock dabbed an Ashwin delivery past first slip for a boundary to score seven runs in the first over.
After the confusion settled, it was known that the first ball of the over was a dead ball despite Indians captain Rohit Sharma playing it. Apparently, it was observed that the batsman wasn’t ready to play the first ball.
IPL 2019 has been under the radar for its substandard umpiring decision. In MI’s last ball, fast bowler Lasith Malinga had bowled a no-ball on the last ball of the over but it wasn’t noticed by umpire S Ravi.
Earlier, Ashwin had won the toss and put the visitors in to bat. Making a solo change to their playing XI, Punjab included Murugan Ashwin in place of Varun Chakravarthy. On the other hand, Mumbai fielded an unchanged playing XI.
“This ground suits us a lot more and it’s a good batting wicket. Chris [Gayle] loves it here. There might be a little bit of grease towards the end so we want to the conditions first,” Ashwin was quoted as saying during the toss.
How Twitter reacted:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 30, 2019
— #PKMKB (@madmax29580547) March 30, 2019
#HaveYourSay ashwin to de cock 4 runs…… What was that. Another mistake …7th ball of the over?
— Deepak jain (@djkaswa1) March 30, 2019
— Nitin (@gnitin4450) March 30, 2019
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