The 29th match between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2021 was a fun moment that will surely make cricket fans shake their heads. Punjab batsmen Mayank Agarwal and Deepak Hooda made a mistake during the batting that hurt the team.
When Axar Patel bowled the third ball in the 14th over, Mayank Agarwal hit an extra cover. Fielder Shimron Hetmyer picked up the fastball and threw it towards the non-striker. Akshar Patel also took the wicket without wasting time. All these bowlers had both batsmen at one end. After which Akshar threw the ball towards wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and Pant also blew the bells with the ball.
Seeing this confusion between Mayank and Deepak, the umpire finally handed over the decision to the third umpire who finally warned Deepak to go to the tent. The third umpire also circled while deciding whether Mayank Agarwal was run out or Deepak Hooda. Deepak returned with 1 run off 1 ball. The incident took place when Punjab were 88/4 and had 6 overs left.
In the absence of KL Rahul, Mayank, who led the team, remained aggressive but fell short by one run from completing the century and returned unbeaten on 99 runs. Mayank hit an unbeaten 99 off 58 balls with nine fours and four sixes. Mayank, who had earlier led the Karnataka Ranji Trophy team, took the initiative and showed that he has the potential to lead the team.
Meanwhile, before today’s match against Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings suffered a major setback. Mayank was given charge of the Punjab team as KL Rahul was admitted to the hospital.
Informing about Rahul’s condition, Punjab said in a press release, “On Saturday night, KL Rahul was suffering from stomach ache, he was given medicine, but after that, he was not feeling well and Rahul was taken to the emergency room where he was tested. He was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Rahul has been admitted to the hospital as he will have to undergo surgery for treatment. ”