IPL 2023, RR vs GT | Twitter reacts as Tewatia spoils Little's premature celebration with catch drop
Josh Little was seen performing a premature celebration|
Bowlers are often known to be expressive on the field and they don’t hold back while celebrating a dismissal. However, Joshua Little witnessed a bizarre sequence of events as he celebrated the dismissal of Dhruv Jurel but the young batter was dropped in the slips by Rahul Tewatia.
The spin duo of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed turned out to be a difficult question for the Rajasthan Royals batters as they played a key role in reducing the hosts to a score of 96/8. Joshua Little managed to take a single wicket but he had a chance of taking a couple of them as Dhruv Jurel nicked one of his deliveries. However, the spectators witnessed a bizarre sequence of events as Little performed a premature celebration.
Little was bowling the 13th over of the innings and he bowled the second ball short of length to Jurel angling across. The batter edged it and Rahul Tewatia, who was fielding in the slips moved to his right to attempt for the screamer. Tewatia dived to his right and thinking that he has taken the catch, the Irish seamer started celebrating the dismissal. However, he withdrew from it soon after realising that the catch was spilled in the slips.
Twitterati noticed the incident and expressed themselves on the social media platform.
That was silly tho! Hahaha!
May 5, 2023
Josh Little finishes his spell with only one wicket! He deserved a couple more after striking the deck so hard and producing so much movement, both lateral and horizontal! He bowled beautifully. #RRvGT— Vipin Tiwari (@vipintiwari952) May 5, 2023
.@gujarat_titans and Ireland's Josh Little— Philip I Wilson (@internetsense) May 5, 2023
In today's IPL pic.twitter.com/ZWcH1bZG6E
Best bowling figures!
Josh Little conceded 11 in his first over— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) May 5, 2023
Finished the spell with 4-0-24-1
Could have got another wicket
He has increased his pace upto 145, I see a bit of Young Mohammad Amir in him#RRvGT pic.twitter.com/1CqibyYtmE
Josh little is an amazing bowler really— Colombian ps4 (@Colombianps4) May 5, 2023
Brilliant bowler for sure!
Josh Little has been phenomenal this season — Mounish Mahendra (@mounishmahi) May 5, 2023
Good to know!
Josh Little's most economical spell of his short IPL career in his final game before flying to Chelmsford for Ireland vs Bangladesh.— Nathan Johns (@nathanrjohns) May 5, 2023
1-24 off 4 overs vs Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson the wicket. Played across a ball angling away from him, top edge into the covers. #RRvsGT
He's some talent here!
Just when Sanju Samson started looking comfortable. 😓 Josh Little hunts a big one with Samson's wicket. #RRvsGT #IPL2033— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 5, 2023
Bad day for Jurel!
Dhruv jurel first ball reverse sweep in a tense situation was greater than riyan parag entire career #RRvsGT— razor_sharp (@razorsh25389754) May 5, 2023
I know jurel got out but I'll have him anyday over this pan parag
Sure have an additional player like Dhruv Jurel in the squad as backup— debu (@DEBUJOSH) May 5, 2023