Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer and full-time cricket pundit Irfan Pathan was not satisfied with Sanju Samson’s captaincy in match No. 45 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday. Rohit Sharma-drove Mumbai Indian side sentenced Samson’s Rajasthan Royals to their third loss of the new IPL season at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy.

Suryakumar Yadav-starrer Mumbai Indians’ side pursued down the difficult target of 159 in the last over of their innings to enlist the maiden win of the new season. RR’s Daryl Mitchell, who was presented in the seventh over by Samson, wound up releasing 20 runs during MI’s effective run-pursue at Navi Mumbai.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: IPL)

Still trying to understand the logic behind bowling Daryl Mitchell the 7th over: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan, who never avoids expressing his real thoughts on Twitter, referenced the game-changing over in one of his tweets on Saturday.

Daryll mitchell RR (Image Credits: Twitter)
Daryll Mitchell RR (Image Credits: Twitter)

Taking to Twitter in the midst of the fifteenth time of the money-rich association, Pathan scrutinized Samson’s choice, and the former IPL star likewise featured that the RR captain additionally had pacer Trent Boult available to him. “Still trying to understand the logic behind bowling Daryl Mitchell the 7th over. Trent Boult didn’t finish his quota of 4 overs,” Pathan said in his tweet. Irfan Pathan’s tweet started a discussion among the netizens on the microblogging webpage.

MI Wins Its First Game Of The Tournament

Mitchell’s single over proved expensive for Samson’s Rajasthan as Rohit-drove Mumbai pursued down the total with 5 balls in excess. RR’s speedster Trent Boult, who sacked the pivotal wicket of opener Ishan Kishan, just bowled three overs in the high-voltage conflict between RR and MI at Navi Mumbai. New Zealand pacer Boult gave 26 runs in the 3 overs he bowled against the Mumbai Paltan.

Suryakumar Yadav, N Tilak Varma
Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma. (Photo: IPL)

Discussing the match, Suryakumar ‘s rankling knock of 51 off 39 balls fueled Mumbai to their maiden success of the IPL 2022. Winless in 8 matches of the new season, Rohit and Co. crushed Samson’s RR by 5 wickets to open their record. Samson-drove RR side is put second on the points table with 6 wins and 3 losses in the league phase of IPL 2022.

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