Five-time champions Mumbai Indians will take on Delhi Capitals in the crucial match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. Batting first after losing the toss, Mumbai posted 129 runs on the score board for the loss of 8 wickets. Chasing the target, Delhi has also had a poor start and the team has lost three big wickets inside the powerplay. Shikhar Dhawan, who was in excellent form, remained unlucky and returned to the pavilion after being run out on a direct throw by Pollard. Dhawan returned to the pavilion after being run out for the 16th time in the history of IPL and with this he has equaled Gautam Gambhir in an uncharted record.
Most times getting Runout in IPL
16 – Dhawan*
16 – Gambhir
15 – Raina#MIvsDC
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) October 2, 2021
In fact, in the Indian Premier League, Gabbar has now become the batsman to return to the pavilion jointly with Gautam Gambhir for the most number of runouts. Dhawan was run out for the 16th time. Gambhir was also run out 16 times during his IPL career. Suresh Raina’s name is second in this embarrassing list, who has been run out 15 times. Mr 360 ie AB de Villiers and Ambati Rayudu are included at number three. Dhawan scored a six in his innings of 8 runs, but he lost his wicket in a hurry to steal the run. Prithvi Shaw, who was returning to the team after injury, could not show anything special with the bat and became the victim of Krunal Pandya by scoring just 6 runs. Nathan Coulter-Nile was clean bowled on the score of 9 runs by Steve Smith.
The Delhi bowlers wreaked havoc from the start and Avesh Khan walked off skipper Rohit Sharma (7) in the second over. After this, Axar Patel’s magic worked and he devastated Mumbai’s top order by dismissing Quinton de Kock (19), Saurabh Tiwary (15) and Suryakumar Yadav (33). Hardik Pandya and Nathan Coulter-Nile were dismissed in the same over by Avesh again in the last over. Kieron Pollard was clean bowled by Enrij Nortje and showed the way to the pavilion.