IPL 2023, DC vs GT | Twitter has heart in mouth as Sarfaraz flattens Rashid in 'heavyweight clash'
Rashid Khan was on song for on Tuesday but nearly suffered a gruesome injury|
Injuries don't come holding invitation cards and cricketers can be prone to the most unfortunate blows with major repercussions for their teams. Rashid Khan encountered one such nervy moment on Tuesday after Sarfaraz Khan ran into him at speed between the wickets, flinging him to the ground.
Gujarat Titans put up a clinical bowling display at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday, restricting Delhi Capitals to 162/8 in their 20 overs after opting to field first. Mohammed Shami led the charge in the powerplay before Alzarri Joseph and Rashid Khan got the team home with brilliant spells in the middle overs and the death respectively. The latter was particularly impressive, scalping a team-high three wickets while conceding just 31 runs in his four overs. However, the wrist-spinner was nearly sidelined during the encounter after an unfortunate run-in with Sarfaraz Khan in the 15th over.
Rashid was bowling his second over and had already dismissed Abhishek Porel with a peach of a delivery. A struggling Sarfaraz Khan decided to take no risks against the renowned all-rounder and simply chose to tuck away the fifth delivery of the over for a single towards deep mid-wicket. However, while running between the wickets, Sarfaraz was busy keeping track of the ball and failed to realize Rashid had stood his ground in the middle of the pitch. The Delhi batter only spotted his rival at the very last minute and even though he attempted to press on the brakes, it was too late to avoid a collision.
The stocky batter clattered into the Afghan at force, immediately flattening him to the ground. Rashid simply lay on his back with his eyes closed and was in visible discomfort. Thankfully for his franchise, the spinner was fit enough to continue and ended up wreaking havoc as usual but certainly had the fans at the edge of their seats for a few moments.
That is some serious damage!
April 4, 2023
Khan being khan!
If Sarfaraz Khan is going to play like this, we better pick Manish Pandey ahead of him. 😭😭 And if Manish Pandey is the kind of backup we have, we are done for the season man. 😭😭😭— Jegan (@IamJegan) April 4, 2023
Rashid is built different!
Delh stadium. Cheering for Delhi Capitals. But Rashid Khan is killing it. Wkt after wkt. What do you do! #DCvsGT #AavaDe— Kinni Misra (@KinniMisra) April 4, 2023
He is the real G!
راشد خان— Mirwais Aman (@MirwaisAman1) April 4, 2023
نن دIPL مهمه لوبه کې ۳ مهم لوبغاړي وسوځول کړل.
مونږ درباندې ویاړو راشدخانه.♥@rashidkhan_19 pic.twitter.com/6PZX3rD4vY
KARAMATI KHANNNNNN 3-31#RashidKhan pic.twitter.com/DF8YnvuIK2— Soham M II DIAMOND KUMAR YADAV (@112of51Rajkot) April 4, 2023
Rashid Khan subuh kya khaata hai— Amara (@bagsamara) April 4, 2023
He has done his job!
Rashid Khan 🪄😍— CHEEKU 🇮🇳 (@CricCrazy_1) April 4, 2023
Target set 163 good comeback by DC batters,let's see if they can defend this #DCvsGT
Owned sarfaraz khan 🤣— S. (@Mai_hu_yar) April 4, 2023
Turning out something?
Sarfaraz Khan is substituted. Make sure to get him tickets and send him home @DelhiCapitals #IPL— AGK (@itzme_av) April 4, 2023
Hope something goes better!
Khaleel Ahmed replaces Sarfaraz Khan as a impact player.— Jaya Suriyan (@ImSurya05) April 4, 2023