Watch Video: This is not the Ajinkya Rahane we know, loses his wicket for Playing a Strange Shots
The 56th match of Tata IPL 2022 is being played between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. In this match, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and decided to field first and has invited Kolkata Knight Riders to bat.
Kolkata Knight Riders openers Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer have batted reasonably well, but now both the openers have gone out to the pavilion. Venkatesh Iyer is out during the powerplay. During this, he scored 43 runs in 24 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes.
That was needless from Rahane
After the dismissal of Venkatesh Iyer, in an 11th over, the second opener Ajinkya Rahane also got out and went to the pavilion. Mumbai Indians’ star bowler Kumar Karthikeya was bowling the 11th over of Kolkata Knight Riders. The second ball of this over was an out swing ball from Kumar Karthikeya. Ajinkya Rahane was trying to play reverse sweep on this ball. But the ball was around the leg stump. The ball and bat could not make contact and the ball turned and went through the wicket and Ajinkya Rahane got bowled and went to the pavilion.
Ajinkya Rahane was trying to play a similar shot on the first ball of this over as well. But that ball was around the off-stamp. That ball also did not make contact with the bat and the ball went into the wicketkeeper’s gloves. After this, Kumar Karthikeya put the second ball on the leg stump. For a left-handed batsman, the bowling is done around the feet. The same Kumar Karthikeya was doing. It was a stupid shot from Ajinkya Rahane as he had tried unsuccessfully to play the same set on the ball before. Such shots cannot be expected from experienced batsmen like Ajinkya Rahane. In this match, Ajinkya Rahane has scored only 25 runs in 24 balls with the help of three fours. Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen are expected to make good innings in this match.