The second game of Indian Premier League’s 13th edition has kick started in Dubai. This match was touted to be a battle between 2 exciting indian wicket keeper batsman who has to take the mantle after MS Dhoni. Both Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul are already IPL superstars but will have to have another great IPL season and take over their form to the Indian side.
Newly appointed Kings XI captain KL Rahul had the flip of the coin in his favour. He asked the Delhi team to bat first and handed over the new ball to Sheldon Cottrell and Mohammed Shami. The duo did not disappoint their captain. The first wicket that fell was that of Shikhar Dhawan. One has to say that wicket was gifted to the fielding side. There was horrible mix up between the openers. Mohammad Shami bowled a good bouncer and Shikhar Dhawan was uncomfortable in dealing with it. The ball rolled of the gloves of keeper KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan blindly ran halfway down the pitch. His partner Prithvi Shaw seemed to take a step but then stood his ground as Shikhar Dhawan was left high and dry. KL Rahul calmly threw the ball to Krishnapa Gowtham to complete a run out. Watch the incident in the clip below.
There was more disaster to follow for the Delhi Capitals side as Mohammad Shami ran through the top order. There was assistance from the pitch but Mohammad Shami was just brilliant in his bowling. He ran in and hit the deck hard to extract seam movement off the pitch.