Chennai Super Kings are the only team in the history of the IPL to have won several fair play awards. It is because they play the game in the right spirit and within the rules of the game. It is precisely why they deservedly won the ratings.
Even in IPL 2021 season, they are currently on top of the fair play ratings. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently 7th in the table in terms of fair play ratings. They recently locked horns with Rajasthan Royals in the 43rd fixture of the cash-rich IPL.
During the game, RCB wicketkeeper KS Bharat came under fire for his unnecessary act. His antics took the commentators and fans by surprise. After the last ball of the third over of the Rajasthan innings bowled by Glenn Maxwell, Jaiswal played the shot straight to the fielder at the point.
KS Bharat waits for Yashasvi Jaiswal to lift his foot
The fielder picked it and threw it towards the wicketkeeper Bharat. Although the RR batsmen didn’t attempt for another run, KS Bharat cheekily waited for Jaiswal to lift his leg before attempting to run out the batsman.
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Sunil Gavaskar reacted to the incident on-air by adding that KS Bharat’s move was totally unnecessary. Talking about the game, Rajasthan Royals posted 149/9 in their quota of 20 overs. Evin Lewis batted elegantly with caution and aggression.
The southpaw scored 58 off 37 balls including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 31 off 22 balls including 3 fours and two sixes. Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down the target by 7 wickets in 17.1 overs without any fuss.
KS Bharat chipped in with a useful contribution as he scored 44 off 35 balls including 3 fours and a six. Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 50 off 30 balls including 6 fours and a six. Yuzvendra Chahal was named the Player of the Match for his impressive bowling spell.
The veteran leg-spinner conceded only 18 runs in his quota of 4 overs while also taking two wickets to his name. RCB are certain to make it to the playoffs given their current form.