In the 46th match of IPL 2021, the team of defending champion Mumbai Indians is facing Delhi Capitals. Batting first after losing the toss, Mumbai scored 129 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets. Mumbai’s batsmen did not go in front of the Delhi bowlers and every batsman of the team was seen struggling for runs. But, the worst was that of Krunal Pandya, who faced 8 balls to open his account and batted at a strike rate of just 86.67 in the last over. Just like the lamb looks helpless in front of the lion, in the same way, Krunal also looked helpless against the fast bowlers of Delhi. For which fans have fiercely classed him on social media.
After the dismissal of Krunal Kieron Pollard, he came to the field to bat in the 15th over. In the remaining game of the last five overs, it took 8 balls for Krunal to score his first run. The Mumbai all-rounder was struggling for every single run and Krunal was unable to connect a single ball with the bat. In the last over of the innings too, Krunal played two ball dot and scored just 13 runs after facing 15 balls. Krunal had scored only 7 runs in 14 balls, but by hitting a six on the last ball, he managed to reach Mumbai’s total of 129 runs.
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.