New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won a crucial match against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Sharjah on Tuesday, but the match was in the news for a heated argument between Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan. It was all about Ashwin calling Rishabh Pant for an extra run in the last ball of the 19th over. It started with Tim Southee bidding farewell after dismissing Ashwin. After dismissing Ashwin, Saudi said something to him, which infuriated Ashwin. The KKR captain had to intervene to pacify the matter.
After the match, Dinesh Karthik threw light on the incident, saying that Eoin Morgan was not happy with the Delhi batsmen going for extra runs, which was against the spirit of cricket. After the match, Dinesh Karthik said, “Rahul Tripathi bowled the ball, it hit Rishabh Pant, and then went away. Ashwin called Pant and started taking runs. I don’t think Morgan was happy about it. He found this thing against the spirit of the game. I think he expects that if the ball hits the batsman or the bat, he will not take runs in the spirit of the game.
However, Virender Sehwag has trolled Eoin Morgan. Sehwag reminded that in the final of the World Cup 2019, the ball went for four runs in the final over after being hit by Ben Stokes’s bat. That moment was game-changing, as it helped England manage a tie score and then eventually win the trophy under the Super Over Boundary Count rule.
Virender Sehwag took a jibe at Eoin Morgan in his tweet, saying, “On July 14, 2019, when the ball hit Ben Stokes’s bat and went to the boundary, Mr. Morgan sat on a dharna outside Lord’s and refused to hold the World Cup trophy. and New Zealand won. aren’t they? Big come, not appreciative.”
Eoin Morgan’s performance with the bat in the second phase of IPL 2021 has been very poor. In this match, he got out on the ball of Ravichandran Ashwin. He played only two balls and returned to the pavilion without opening the account.