Trent Boult not only picked the first wicket for the Mumbai Indians but also threatened to take the second against an in-form Moeen Ali. In his third over, Moeen smacked the ball straight to the boundary before Krunal Pandya fumbled a normal ball for a boundary, irking the bowler in frustration.
It was the mother of all encounters, the ‘El-Clasico’ as they call it of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. Starting from the toss, things went Mumbai’s way, with Rohit Sharma winning the toss and elected to field, inspired by the conditions and the opponent. Familiar flashbacks popped in front of the Chennai fans when Trent Boult caught Ruturaj Gaikwad in an awkward position to send him back to the dressing room.
At 4/1, CSK were in a desperate situation and the Kiwi star nearly took the left-handed Moeen out with his bumper, which travelled towards Jasprit Bumrah. However, the Indian star failed to spot the ball, letting the ball bounce before throwing it back to the playing field. That was just Boult’s first sign of frustration on the night.
Later on, in the sixth over of the proceedings, the left-armer once again got the CSK southpaw to pull the ball towards the fielder for a single. However, to his horror and to the horror of skipper Rohit Sharma, the ball went through the hands of their star all-rounder Krunal Pandya, for an easy boundary. Boult wasn’t just unhappy, he was raging, for the calm and composed guy he is, the Kiwi star let his frustration go against the elder Pandya for his attempt in the field.
Tempers flare but in the same dressing room, just El-Clasico things.
You get what you give! xD xD
Hahahaha! Ridiculous reaction from Krunal
Krunal Pandya abusing the batsman for playing shot which caused him to do misfield pic.twitter.com/9lVOXfUGIi— shubham💜 (@batmanalive) May 1, 2021
Got his chance to prove everyone wrong today!
Mi's biggest mistake was retaining krunal pandya.— dhruvasharma13 (@dhruvaaah_13) May 1, 2021
No comments simply waste! :D :D :D
Boult's reaction tells you all!
Boult reaction on bumrah 😆😆— Midwest Movies (@midwestmoviesus) May 1, 2021
It was too late to go for it!
bumrah konchem alert ayyunte catch eh— Thala ⚒️🧎🏽♂️ (@batspeed145kph) May 1, 2021