IPL season 2021 may have been put on a halt, which could be the end of the competition for this year. However, there has been some speculation that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might host the tournament later this year. Unfortunately, we were only able to enjoy only 29 games this season. Still, in most of the matches, there was no moment from which you can take your eyes off. Despite a sudden pause in the competition, IPL left us with many unforgettable moments. But today, we are going to list down 5 moments that players, teams or fans would like to forget.
1. Prithvi Shaw’s Ouch moment
Punjab Kings fast-bowler Meredith was in a great rhythm in the match against Delhi Capitals. Prithvi Shaw, who has been in great form this season, was doing the same thing with Punjab bowlers what he does best- smashing boundaries. But in the third over, Meredith bowled wicket-to-wicket and, on the last ball, hit Shaw where it shouldn’t have. Prithvi went into serious discomfort for 5 mins. Still, he stood up laughing about the moment.
2. Have you seen 2 batsmen racing?
The match between Delhi Capitals & Punjab Kings witnessed another forgettable moment during the 14th over of the first innings. Axar was bowling to Mayank Agarwal when he nudged towards short cover. Hetmyer picked up the ball and quickly threw it towards Axar, which led to a big mix-up between Hooda and Mayank. Both the batsman started racing towards the non-striker’s end. Just imagine if there was a rule that two batsmen could be out on the same ball.
3. A Diamond duck for Morgan
KKR captain Eoin Morgan was involved in huge running confusion with Rahul Tripathi. Tripathi played a superb on-drive, which hit the bat of Morgan, who was at the other end. The ball, which should have gone for four, deflected and went close to the bowler, Chris Morris. There was only “Yes” & “No” call heard, and both the batters were left standing in the middle of the pitch. And honestly, as the commentator said, “there was never a run”.
4. Oops! It slipped out of my hand
Throughout the tournament, dew has made the life of the bowlers and fielders difficult. And it played its part in a forgettable moment too. When SRH played DC, In the 13th over, Vijay Shankar bowled a dipping bowl to Rishabh Pant, which he did not leave and tried to hit it for a six. Fortunately for Shankar, Pant failed to hit a six, but it was called a “No ball”.
5. Cricket Field or Treadmill?
There is no question that how competent Trent Boult is as an athlete. Despite his extraordinary skills, he could not save himself from an embarrassing moment. Boult was fielding at mid-on when SRH skipper David Warner played a drive. However, he had a slim chance of saving the four. Still, he ran for it and lost the balance and failed to stop the boundary.