WATCH | Sayan Ghosh becomes over-excited after picking wicket on free-hit as ball races for boundary

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WATCH | Sayan Ghosh becomes over-excited after picking wicket on free-hit as ball races for boundary

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While picking wickets on no-balls and free-hits are not an unseen sight in cricket, Bengal’s Sayan Ghosh started celebrating a dismissal on the free-hit. While that was still fine, the celebration resulted in the ball racing towards the boundary for a four and that frustrated the pacer even more.

After a frustrating start to their innings, in which they found runs hard to come by, Baroda decided to cut loose after 12 overs, but Manoj Tiwary suddenly struck twice in the 16th over pushing the visitors to the brink of ending with a paltry total. If not because of Ninad Rathva and Atit Sheth’s pyrotechnics lower-down the order, the team would have failed to post a good total on the board. Where there is nothing special about the late order surge, the funny thing that attracted attention was Ghosh decided to show a range of emotions within the space of two balls after a bizarre celebration.

Due to the heavy effect of dew in Kolkata, the ball suddenly slipped from Ghosh’s hand and ended up being a beamer and Sheth managed to get his body out of the way. The umpire took no time in calling it as a no-ball and Ghosh was gracious enough to apologise to the batsman for the dangerous ball. While everything was fine till then, Ghosh bowled a yorker length delivery to which Tai was unable to defend and got castled. 

Not realising that it was a free hit due to the no-ball, Ghosh started celebrating the dismissal but was reminded by his teammates that it was a free hit for the batsman. However, wicket-keeper Shreevats Goswami failed to collect the ball and the ball raced towards the boundary for a four. Ghosh’s excitement suddenly turned to frustration. Had he not taken the wickets of Soaeb Tai and Rishi Arothe obet the next two balls, he wouldn’t have had a good sleep tonight. After all plenty of scouts are watching the game at the venue and Ghosh is one of the uncapped players who will go under the hammer on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru. 

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