IPL 2021: Watch – Krunal Pandya shows brilliant sportsmanship and withdraws appeal for KL Rahul burnout
The versatile Indian of Mumbai Krunal Pandya showed brilliant sportsmanship in withdrawing his appeal to miss Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper KL Rahul.
The 42nd Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 game between Mumbai Indians (MI) under Rohit Sharma and Punjab Kings (PBKS) under KL Rahul finally started at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday September 28. .
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Indians won the draw and they decided to run first. Notably, the team led by Rohit Sharma entered the game with some changes as Ishan Kishan was dropped and Saurabh Tiwary was added to the squad and Nathan Coulter-Nile replaced Adam Milne.
Meanwhile, on the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side, Mayank Agarwal missed the XI due to a stiff back and Mandeep Singh was included in the squad.
Krunal Pandya shows brilliant sportsmanship, withdraws appeal for KL Rahul exhaustion
Meanwhile, in the last ball of 6th in the first inning, Krunal Pandya threw an incredible yorker and Chris Gayle smashed the ball and it ricocheted off KL Rahul and the elder Pandya was quick enough to whip sureties.
However, Krunal Pandya was seen withdrawing his appeal and prevented the referee from reviewing the runout.
Meanwhile, after surviving the run-out, KL Rahul was seen greeting Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma.
Notably, the roster initially proved to be a brilliant decision for the defending champions, as they managed to reduce the Punjab Kings to 50/4 in 8 overs. Kieron Pollard fired Chris Gayle and Captain KL Rahul. Krunal Pandya managed to pocket Mandeep Singh’s wicket. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah fired explosive hitter Nicholas Pooran.
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