A funny event took place between Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and umpire Anil Chaudhary, who was officiating CSK’s game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday in Sharjah.
On the fourth ball of the 11th over, Ravindra Jadeja darted down a faster delivery outside the batsman, Devdutt Padikkal’s off-stump. The left-hander, as he was looking to take on his match-up and preparing for a slog on the leg side, moved across his off-stump.
With the delivery still going wider, he decided to leave it at the last moment retracting his cut shot. To his surprise, umpire Anil Chaudhary didn’t deem it a wide – because he had moved across his off-stump.
On the way back to his bowling mark, Ravindra Jadeja, impressed by this decision of Chaudhary, patted him twice on his back, illustrating his appreciation for the umpire.
Watch: Ravindra Jadeja Pats Umpire Anil Chaudhary’s Back Appreciating His Decision To Not Give A Wide:
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RCB’s batting loose wheels after 111-run opening stand
After being put in to bat first, Virat Kohli started off the innings with two boundaries on the first two balls against Deepak Chahar. Devdutt Padikkal followed with a couple of fours of his own. The pair started to unleash their shots as both hit their first maximums and capped off the powerplay at 55/0.
With each over, and each boundary the partnership grew reaching 90 at the 10-over mark with both batting in the 40s, at a strike rate close to 150. Both the batsmen raised their respective fifties, however, Kohli had slowed down by then and lost his wicket to Dwayne Bravo, caught by Ravindra Jadeja in the deep.
111/0 turned to 150/4 as AB de Villiers, Padikkal and then debutant Tim David lost their wickets – all caught out – while attempting big shots.