In the game between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans, Rashid Khan had a moment to forget while fielding leaving everyone, including skipper Hardik Pandya and commentators, in splits.
On Friday evening, Mumbai Indians are taking on table-toppers Gujarat Titans in the 51st match of the IPL 2022. Hardik Pandya won the coin flip against his former side and invited Rohit Sharma & co. to bat first.
The Hitman, alongside Ishan Kishan, came out all guns blazing and smashed the Titans all around the park for a brilliant opening stand. However, the highlight of the partnership was Rashid Khan’s hilarious fielding effort in the 7th over.
On the 3rd delivery of the 7th over, Kishan punched Pradeep Sangwan’s delivery to the Afghan leggie, who was fielding in the covers. Khan made a stumbling stop and tried to throw the ball in the same motion.
However, the ball struck his leg instead and went to the other side. The batters stole a quick single due to an unforced error, and Rashid Khan tried to run-out Ishan Kishan and then overthrew the ball, while Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan sneaked another run.
The incident left Hardik Pandya and Rashid Khan laughing after the comedy of errors. The commentators were also in splits after witnessing such a hilarious fielding effort.
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Rashid Khan put brakes on Mumbai Indians’ scoring rate
Mumbai Indians were off to a flyer courtesy of an attacking opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. However, the Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan brought his team back into the game after scalping the big wicket of the Indian skipper.
Khan then clean bowled Kieron Pollard with a beautiful leg-spinner to finish his spell 24/2 in four overs. At the time of writing, Mumbai Indians have finished their innings with 177/6 in 20 overs.