Hardik Pandya slips while trying to catch Jos Buttler
Hardik Pandya He is a livewire on the field and mostly a very secure fielder when it comes to taking catches. On Tuesday, however, Hardik slipped at a crucial moment during Gujarat Titans’ IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 match against Rajasthan Royals. Despite the captain’s blistering 47 off 26 balls, the Gujarat bowlers did well to keep the Royals’ batsmen under control. Sanju Samson,
But in this season the main players of Rajasthan, joss butler, surprisingly didn’t have color on the night as he failed to go. But despite his low strike rate, Butler remained there for his team.
It was in the 17th over when Buttler, batting on 43 off 39 balls, tried to dodge the left-arm medium pacer. Yash Dayal Hardik was fielding at long off.
As the Gujarat Titans captain stepped back to take a simple catch, he slipped and fell and the ball went near the boundary.
Watch: Hardik Pandya’s slip cost Gujarat Titans Jos Buttler’s wicket
Hardik Pandya slips, Jos Buttler survives
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After that drop, Butler completed his half-century and then hit a string of boundaries to help increase the run rate.
After this, he hit a four and a big six on Mohammed Shami in the 19th over, which took the Royals’ score above 170.
Butler lived a fascinating life into the night as Shami and Rashid Khan also dropped catches as the Englishman scored 89 before being run out, helping Rajasthan Royals post 188/6 in 20 overs.
Hardik could only smile as he knew it could prove to be a crucial slip for him in an important match.
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