Dubai: Rohit Sharma narrowly survived in the IPL match played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday. Actually, an incident happened during the batting of Mumbai Indians, which scared the spectators and commentators.
De Kock played a brilliant shot towards Rohit
It happened that in the 9th over of Mumbai Indians’ innings, Quinton de Kock was on strike and Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Andre Russell was bowling. The second ball of this over completely came under the radar of Quinton de Kock and he played the ball towards mid-off with full force.
Rohit Sharma narrowly survived
However, there was so much speed in the ball that Rohit Sharma had to save his life by falling on the ground. Had Rohit Sharma hit the ball, there could have been a big accident, but thankfully it did not happen. Rohit had less than half a second to avoid this bullet shot of de Kock and Rohit managed to duck in time. This was the reason that the ball and Rohit did not collide with each other and he was saved from getting injured. The video of this incident is becoming quite viral on social media.
— Shubham Sharma (@Shubham73106588) September 23, 2021
Kolkata won by storm of Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets on the back of brilliant batting from Rahul Tripathi (74 not out) and Venkatesh Iyer (53). KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Mumbai scored 155 for six in 20 overs. Chasing the target, KKR’s team won the match by making 159 for three wickets in 15.1 overs. For Mumbai, Jasprit Bumrah got off to chase the target for three wickets, KKR had a great start, openers Iyer and Shubman Gill put on a 40-run partnership for the first wicket.
The first blow to KKR, Gill was dismissed by Bumrah, Gill scored 13 runs in nine balls with the help of a four and a six. After Gill’s dismissal, Iyer and Tripathi made tremendous batting and ensured the team’s victory. Tripathi scored 74 runs in 42 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes, while Iyer scored 53 runs in thirty balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. After Iyer’s dismissal, captain Eoin Morgan came to bat but he could not last long and was dismissed after scoring seven runs.