Watch: Sanju Samson and Avesh Khan fight with each other after dropping an easy catch

Updated - 13 Apr 2024, 09:32 PM

Sanju Samson, Avesh Khan
Sanju Samson, Avesh Khan

Rajasthan Royals stars Sanju Samson and Avesh Khan were involved in a verbal spat after a dropped catch in the ongoing game against Punjab Kings at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh.

The incident took place in the 19th over of the PBKS innings when Avesh Khan was bowling to Ashutosh Sharma. The right-arm pacer bowled a fullish length angled delivery and the PBKS batter tried to play a big shot. However, he ended up miscuing it towards mid-wicket.

With the ball in the air, both Avesh Khan as well as Sanju Samson went for the catch. However, there was no communication between the two players and none of them managed to hold on to the catch. It led to an argument between the two players as they seemingly blamed each other for the dropped catch.

Watch as Avesh Khan and Sanju Samson fight after the dropped catch:

The catch proved very costly for Avesh Khan and RR as Ashutosh Sharma made the most of the reprieve. After being dropped, the hard-hitting batsman hit the RR pacer for two sixes in the over. It completely spoiled Avesh Khan's bowling figures.

The fast-bowler had conceded just 16 runs in his first three overs and had also picked up two wickets. However, the two sixes from Ashutosh saw him finish the innings with figures of 2 for 34.

Talking about the game, PBKS finished their innings on 147 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs after being asked to bat first. The Punjab-based outfit was off to a poor start as they lost wickets at regular intervals. At one stage, they were reeling at 70 for 5 in the 13th over.

Jitesh Sharma and Liam Livingstone then took the score past the 100-run mark before the former departed after scoring 29. Towards the end, Ashutosh's fine cameo helped PBKS post a respectable total. The right-handed batsman scored 31 runs off 16 balls with the help of one-four and three sixes.