Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 13 runs on Monday. While the result at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune didn’t come as a surprise, there was one funny incident during the game that amused one and all.
In the last over of CSK innings, there was a peculiar incident that occurred. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu, who was demoted to No.4 after opening the innings in the first seven games for CSK, were at the crease in the final over. On the penultimate delivery, Rayudu got run-out in a rather comical way.
Rayudu was batting on 41 off 24 at that time, with Dhoni on 49 off 20. DD pacer Trent Boult bowled a short one down the leg side which Dhoni failed to pull. The skipper was facing the keeper as he followed through with his attempted stroke, by which time Rayudu, in search for a quick single, came running and ended up right next to him. Dhoni was clueless looking at Rayudu right next to him as the latter scrambled back towards the other end.
Rayudu couldn’t make in time, though, as Rishabh Pant quickly released the ball to Boult who knocked down the stumps at the non-striker’s end with a direct hit. The scene was hilarious as Rayudu and Dhoni shared a wry smile, with their team-mate Dwayne Bravo and coach Stephen Fleming laughing uncontrollably in the dugout.
Here’s the video:
Ambati Rayudu's comical run-out https://t.co/hzXuq3qDOd
— Ashish Rana (@ARthegreat1) May 1, 2018