The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Anuj Rawat was seen keeping the wickets for his team instead of veteran wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik in the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 against Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, April 30.
Dinesh Karthik, who is designated wicket-keeper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League 2022, was feeling unwell during the match against Gujarat Titans.
Karthik not being fully fine led to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) taking permission from the opposition, Gujarat Titans (GT), to have a player from outside their playing XI to keep the wickets for them during Gujarat Titans’ innings because Royal Challengers Bangalore had no back-up keeper in their playing XI.
Also, Gujarat Titans gave permission to Royal Challengers Bangalore to appoint Anuj Rawat as wicket-keeper in place of unwell Karthik.
Notably, Karthik also failed with the bat in the first innings of the match as he got dismissed by Rashid Khan after scoring just 2 runs.
Finisher Dinesh Karthik Fails But Glenn Maxwell and Mahipal Lomror Help RCB Score 170 Runs vs Gujarat Titans
Earlier, Mohammed Shami opened the attack for Gujarat Titans against Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli and conceded 10 runs in the over.
In the next over left-arm pacer, Pradeep Sangwan dismissed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain for a 4-ball duck.
At the end of the powerplay, Royal Challengers Bangalore were at 43/1 with Virat Kohli at 27 and Rajat Patidar at 14. In the next 4 overs, Kohli and Patidar scored 5,3,9 and 15 runs and after 10 overs RCB were at 75/1.
Then, Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar scored half-centuries and they had had an incredible 99 runs partnership off 74 balls.
In the end, after good innings of Glenn Maxwell and Mahipal Lomror Royal Challengers Bangalore were able to post 170/6 on the board.
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