Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Ben Stokes didn’t look pleased with veteran commentator Sunil Gavaskar through the Sunday evening fixture within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Stokes took a shot on the commentary type of Gavaskar and tweeted: “Commentator: Such a poor bouncer if you wish to bowl a bouncer, it should be over Off Stump. REPLAY: bouncer line straight over Off Stump Me: (facepalm emoji)”.
Commentator: “Such a poor bouncer,if you wish to bowl a bouncer it should be over Off Stump”
REPLAY: bouncer line straight over Off Stump
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 18, 2021
The incident that Stokes referred to in his tweet came about within the eleventh over of the PBKS innings, the place DC quick bowler Kagiso Rabada conceded 20 runs. Punjab’s opener Mayank Agarwal smashed two sixes within the over, and that’s when Gavaskar criticised Rabada for not bowling the bouncer across the off-stump.
“It is a poor supply as a result of if you’ll bowl the bouncer, you’ve got to bowl it across the off stump,” stated Gavaskar.
Nevertheless, when PBKS skipper KL Rahul smashed a six in the identical over, the replay clearly confirmed that the ball was certainly going above the off stump as suggested by Gavaskar. The replay displayed that Rahul acquired into place early to hook it over the backward sq. for a most.
Within the match, Punjab scored 195/4 of their allotted 20 overs, due to Rahul and Mayank, who scored 61 and 69, respectively, to get their group to publish a large complete.
In reply, DC managed to chase the huge target in 18.2 overs with six wickets in hand. The chief architect behind the epic chase was DC opener Shikhar Dhawan, who performed a scintillating knock of 92 runs from 49 deliveries. Dhawan smashed runs at an exceptional strike price of 187.76, that includes 13 fours and two sixes.