IPL 2023, RR vs DC | Twitter reacts as Yashasvi Jaiswal's embarrassing schoolboy error lets off David Warner
Yashasvi Jaiswal was ecstatic after taking the catch only to be disappointed later on|
Cricket is a game of fine margins and subtle rules, most of which are easy to follow but breaching them can lead to dire consequences. Yashasvi Jaiswal learned that lesson first-hand on Saturday as he failed to stay within the bounds of the inner circle, leading to a wicket being declared a no-ball.
Rajasthan Royals were well on their way to sealing an emphatic victory over the Delhi Capitals in Guwahati with the Delhi Capitals still 62 runs short of a mammoth target of 200 with just two targets to spare. However, the side had the opportunity to finish off proceedings slightly earlier having scalped the all-important wicket of David Warner in the 17th over, only for all their hard work to be thrown to waste by Yashasvi Jaiswal's lazy demeanour on the field.
The Australian opener, who was well set on 59 off 49 deliveries and was up against Murugan Ashwin on the penultimate ball of the over. Warner read a googly off the leg-spinner's hand and attempted to clear extra cover with an inside-out shot in order to up the ante but failed to connect properly with the ball. The Kookaburra stood up high in the air, allowing Jaiswal to station himself under it at the edge of the 30-yard circle before completing a simple catch. The veteran walked off in disappointment, well aware his team was resigned to a loss thereon, but was suddenly signalled to pause near the boundary lines.
In a surprising turn of events, replays showed that before the ball was delivered, Jaiswal had failed to back up enough and was still stranded beyond the ring when the willow made contact with the white rock. The umpires had no choice but to call Warner back to the crease and award the side a no-ball as well. Jaiswal was clearly left embarrassed and dismayed by the saga, almost as if aware of the stick he was getting on Twitteratti for his antics.
That was masssive error!
April 8, 2023
How can one play vs eleven!
Trust David Warner— ʟᴀᴋsʜ (@vedlax) April 8, 2023
He did what all he can!
David warner tried hard to play with bat but couldn’t then he was starting to play with body but got out so unlucky #DelhiCapitals #RajasthanRoyals #TATAIPL2023— Inderjeet Bhullar (@Inderbhullar413) April 8, 2023
That was what?
no, that's what a ball basher is— Brady Bro 🎾🏆 (@BradyBro14) April 8, 2023
Other pkayers need to show up a bit!
No lies. He just need to be more calm and not rush all balls.— JuliusDePianist (@JuliusPianist) April 8, 2023
Yes! We know!
You no know ball— wesley-james (@_wesjay__) April 8, 2023
Third Consecutive Loss For Delhi Capitals!#CricketTwitter #IPL2023 #DelhiCapitals #Australia #RRvDC #DavidWarner pic.twitter.com/2N3psNq0lH— Jega8 (@imBK08) April 8, 2023
So harsh on one player like David Warner!
#JSWSports have lost the plot in regard to #DelhiCapitals. Retained useless players like #PrithviShaw, #LalitYadav and took on board spent forces like #ManishPandey. #DavidWarner's batting has no spunk either. #RRvDC— Prateek (@WCepiphany) April 8, 2023
He is quality player!
#DavidWarner Iss baar KL Rahul ko orange cap mein competition dunga team chahe haarti reh pic.twitter.com/ynXGD8wZYg— nikhil dhameja (@niksdhameja) April 8, 2023
No it was more like a hope!
David Warner innings was an absolute torture, finally came to an end after a long vigil!#DCvsRR #IPLT20— Micky (@MickyMick17) April 8, 2023