The 42nd match of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians is underway at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. In this match, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and got KL Rahul’s team to bat first. Mumbai bowler Krunal Pandya showed excellent sportsman spirit during Punjab’s innings. This incident happened in the sixth over. Krunal dismissed Mandeep Singh on the first ball of this over and then off the last ball of the over, KL Rahul, who was standing at the non-striking end, was run out. The umpire left the decision here to the third umpire.
Before the third umpire could take any decision, Krunal withdrew his appeal and allowed Rahul to remain not out. This effort of Krunal was later highly appreciated on social media. Both Punjab and Mumbai teams also praised Krunal’s sportsmanship.
In this match, Punjab scored a challenging score of 135 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs thanks to a powerful innings of 42 runs by Aidan Markram. Markram hit six fours in his innings of 42 runs off 29 balls. Apart from him, Deepak Hooda contributed 28 runs in 26 balls with the help of a four and a six. Captain Lokesh Rahul scored 21 runs in 22 balls with the help of two fours. Mandeep Singh, who came into the opening after opener Mayank Agarwal was out of this match, scored 15 runs in 14 balls with the help of two fours. For Mumbai, Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets for 24 runs in four overs and Kieron Pollard took two wickets for eight runs in an over, while Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar got one wicket each.