Watch: Ruturaj Gaikwad loses his bat as he gets run out in most bizarre manner possible

Published - 07 Jun 2024, 10:59 PM

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After an impressive outing with the bat in the recently concluded Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024), Chennai Super Kings star Ruturaj Gaikwad is currently busy playing in the Maharashtra Premier League (MPL).

The right-handed batsman is leading Punerii Bappa in the six-team competition. Puneri Bappa has made a poor start to their campaign in the competition. They suffered a seven-run defeat against Eagle Nashik Titans in their first game of the tournament. Chasing 196 runs, Puneri Bappa finished their innings on 188/9.

Batting at number six, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 38 runs off 21 balls in that game. In the second game, Puneri Bappa beat Kolhapur Tuskers by 22 runs to get off the mark in MPL 2024. Ruturaj Gaikwad led his team from the very front, scoring an unbeaten 61 off 35 balls to help his side post 143/7. In reply, the Kolhapur-based outfit finished on 121/6. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad was also adjudged the Player of the Match for his effort. In the third game, Puneri Bappa suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Raigad Royals. Chasing 200 runs, the Pune-based outfit finished their innings on 129/8. Gaikwad top-scored for his side again, scoring 36 runs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad's bizarre dismissal:

On Friday (June 7), Puneri Bappa locked horns against Ratnagiri Jets in their fourth game of MPL 2024. Batting first, Puneri Bappa were bowled out for 144 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad got the start in this game as well but could not capitalize on it as he had to depart after being run out in a bizarre fashion.

On the first ball of the 12th over, Gaikwad was run out in an unfortunate manner while trying to complete the second run. He had managed to reach the crease in time but could not drag his bat inside the crease. His bat got stuck in the ground just outside the crease and he failed onto it. And when the wicketkeeper took the bails off, Gaikwad's feet were in the air. 

Watch the dismissal:

 

 

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