New Delhi. A great example of sportsmanship was seen during the 42nd match of IPL 2021 played between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings (MI vs PBKS). In fact, Mumbai had appealed for a run out against KL Rahul, which was withdrawn by the captain Rohit Sharma in a few seconds. In the sixth over of Punjab’s innings, Rahul was at the non-strike end, while the explosive batsman Chris Gayle was on strike.
Krunal’s ball hit a straight shot from Gayle, which hit KL Rahul’s leg and came towards Krunal. Rahul got out of the crease to take a single after being hit by the ball and tried to return to the crease quickly. Then Krunal hit the ball on the stump and appealed for run out.
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Mumbai team could have lost the review too
The umpire had already indicated to the third umpire that Rohit withdrew the appeal. This spirit of Rohit won everyone’s heart. It could have been a close affair though. In such a situation, the team of Mumbai could also lose its review. Krunal was also seen indicating to withdraw the review. Rahul also appreciated this move of Rohit and gave thumbs up. This video is becoming increasingly viral on social media.
Talking about the match, Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets. Mumbai’s team, which has suffered consecutive defeats in the last three matches, broke the losing streak in Abu Dhabi. Chasing the target of 136 runs, Mumbai’s team achieved the target 6 balls first. With this win, Mumbai Indians made it more exciting by reshuffling the points table. In the latest Points Table of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians has now reached number 5 with 5 wins in 11 matches.