SRH vs RCB: Watch - What the f*** says Kavya Maran as Karn Sharma takes stunner off his own bowling to dismiss Abdul Samad

Published - 25 Apr 2024, 10:44 PM | Updated - 25 Apr 2024, 11:00 PM

Kavya Maran looks unimpressed as Karn Sharma takes diving catch
Kavya Maran looks unimpressed as Karn Sharma takes diving catch [PC: X]

Hyderabad: 25th April - Karn Sharma took a fine diving catch off his own bowling to send back the dangerous Abdul Samad in the ongoing game between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

The leg-spinner started the game on a good note. In his first over, he conceded just four runs and castled Nitish Reddy for 13 to leave SRH five down for 69 in the eighth over. And in his next over, he struck again to send back Samad and put RCB in the driver's seat.

The RCB spinner dismissed Samad on the very first ball of the tenth over. It was a length ball on the pads from the leg-spinner and Samad tried to play on the leg-side. However, the ball turned at the last moment. As a result, Samad ended up miscuing his shot towards the bowler. Karn Sharma reacted quickly and dived to his right side to take a fine catch. It was followed by an interesting reaction by SRH CEO Kavya Maran, who looked absolutely surprised over the shot from Samad.

 Watch the catch from Karn Sharma and Maran's reaction:

Earlier in the game, half-centuries from Rajat Patidar and Virat Kohli helped RCB post a competitive total of 206/7 in the allotted 20 overs. Patidar scored a whirlwind 19-ball fifty, while Kohli scored 51 runs off 43 balls. Cameron Green also played a crucial knock of 37 not out to take RCB to a 200-plus total. For SRH, Jaydev Unadkat picked up three wickets, while T Natarajan claimed two.

"I think the surface is double-paced, especially for fast bowlers. We can use cutters well on this wicket. The spinners will try to bowl back of a length as much as possible. I was just planning my innings, I was not thinking about century," said Patidar after his whirlwind knock.

"It was not a plan but I started well in that over, I was trying to maximise," he said when asked about hitting Mayank Markande for four sixes in a row. "Playing spinners, I try to maximise. to take as many runs in an over as I can, to keep the pressure on the bowler. I was trying to maximise the fast bowler as well, but I'll try in the next match."