India and Delhi Capitals’ pacer Shardul Thakur is known for creating magical moments on the field. He has a knack for contributing heavily when his team needed the most. This time again, Thakur stole the limelight on the field. However, it wasn’t for his extraordinary effort on the field but a rarely seen comical error.
Delhi Capitals were up against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 41st game of the IPL 2022. Both sides entered the arena in a desperate search of a win. However, Delhi Capitals’ skipper won the vital toss and asked the opposition to bat first.
The Capital-based franchise made a strong start with the ball and reduced the opposition to 35/4 inside the first 8 overs. At that point, left-handed batter Nitish Rana joined forces with his skipper Shreyas Iyer in the middle. Both betters tried to stitch a partnership and steadied the sinking ship.
Shardul Thakur tried to deliver a knuckle-ball, the ball slipped out of his hand instead
Searching for a wicket quickly, Rishabh Pant brought back the bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur. The ‘Lord’ came to bowl the 11th over of the KKR innings. On the fifth delivery of the over, Thakur tried to outfox Nitish Rana with a disguised knuckle-ball. However, the ball slipped out of his hand and was hilariously tossed towards the mid-on.
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Talking about the match, Kolkata Knight Riders posted a mediocre total of 146/9 after batting first. Then, they tried to defend the total, but Delhi Capitals completed the chase inside 19 overs to register a 4-wicket win.
Shardul Thakur failed to bag any wicket with the ball, but he stitched a vital unbeaten 37-run partnership alongside Rowman Powell for the 7th wicket to take Delhi Capitals home.
With this win, Delhi Capitals have reached 6th place in the points table with four wins and four losses in 8 matches. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have almost been eliminated from the competition.