Recent times, Nature has given many reasons to interrupt a cricket match. From direct sunlight in batsman's eyes to dangerous lightening, we have come across many reasons which are not mainstream. Another one of those incidents happened yesterday during a Ranji Trophy game.
A Ranji Trophy match between Mumbai and Karnataka was stopped for a few moments due to two snakes on the playing field. According to the locals, there are quite a few snakes around Bandra Kurla Complex in recent times. And according to one of the reporters present at the ground, Snake catcher was able to get hold of the snakes and play resumed shortly afterwards. But that was surely the highlight of the day.
Karnataka beat Mumbai by 5 wickets to get full points on board in the low scoring encounter. With the help of Devdutt Padikkal, Karnataka successfully chased down the target of 129. Mumbai was bowled out for modest 149 in their second Innings with Prateek Jain and Abhimanyu Mithun being the star performers for the tourists. Sarfaraz Khan was the lone warrior for Mumbai with 71 not out.
Prithvi Shaw ruled out Injury
Mumbai dealt a big blow when their star player Prithvi Shaw ruled out due to left rotator cuff injury. He was injured when backing up for an overthrow while fielding. BCCI instructed him to go to National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for further assessment. He is now under serious doubt for India-A tour of New Zealand.
Smoky air interrupts Big Bash
Notably, a BBL game was to cut short recently due to smokes at Manuka Oval in Canberra. This was due to the New South Wales bushfire crisis. Air quality and visibility were not up to the standards for the game to continue and for the safety of the players and spectators. The match was ended in no result between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers.