Twitter reacts after Kagiso Rabada bowls an unplayable full toss to Chris Gayle
In the 19th match of the ongoing IPL, Mayan Agarwal-led Punjab Kings locked horns with Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Mayank Agarwal has been appointed as the new skipper of Punjab Kings in the absence of KL Rahul. After winning the toss, Rishabh Pant asked the opposition to bat first.
His bowlers execute the plans well as they removed the wicket-keeper batsman Prabhsimran Singh for 12 runs. Moreover, they gave away just 39 runs in the powerplay overs.
But we are here to watch Rabada's fiery full toss to Chris Gayle that steered through the stumps. The incident took place in the final over of the powerplay. The Universe Boss smashed a six off the first ball bowled by the right-arm quick.
However, he came back strongly in the next delivery as he tried to bowl a quick yorker which ended in an unplayable full toss to Chris Gayle.
Watch the video here:
144 KPH rocket full toss from Rabada 😧🔥 pic.twitter.com/I5TRBXM5XR— ribas (@ribas30704098) May 2, 2021
Mayank Agarwal's 99 help PBKS to post 166 runs on the board:
Coming back to the game, Mayank Agarwal stood strong on the other end and dominated the opposition bowling alley all around the park. David Malan has not in the zone as he scored 26 off 26 balls and smashed only a boundary and a six.
Then Deepak Hooda and Mayank Agarwal were engaged in a bizarre run-out and as a result, Hooda has to return to the dressing room with a single-digit score.
Shahrukh Khan also disappointed the fans as he failed to time the ball which landed straight into the hands of Shimron Hetmyer. In the end, Mayank Agarwal's unbeaten 99 helped Punjab Kings to post a challengeable total of 166 runs on the board.
But the scenario was almost different in the second half, as Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan once again gave the expected start for their side. They added 63 runs in the powerplay before Prithvi Shaw was dismissed by Harpreet Brar by a spectacular delivery.
However, Shikhar Dhawan had been unstoppable on the other end and let his side run over the victory line.
See the reaction of the fans:
I would like to see any batsman play that ball Rabada bowled to Gayle....— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 2, 2021
An amazing bowl from @KagisoRabada25 to dismiss @henrygayle 😍— SportsTiger (@sportstigerapp) May 2, 2021
(📸 Credit: BCCI/IPL)#kagisorabada #chrisgayle #prabhsimransingh #klrahul #rishabhpant #punjabkings #saddapunjab #delhicapitals #yehhainayidilli #hargharqilakotla #ipl #iplupdates #indianpremierleague pic.twitter.com/iWMaWtVcAM
140 Kph from Rabada, Gayle smashed for a six and 143 kph from Rabada, Gayle cleans up with stumps flying - That was some 2 balls in this IPL.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 2, 2021
Raging Rabada 🔥 144kmph delivery and Gayle's stumps flew. The boss didn't see that coming!— Siddarth Srinivas (@sidhuwrites) May 2, 2021
An 144kmph full toss from Kagiso Rabada destroys Chris Gayle's stumps after he smashed Rabada for a six.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 2, 2021
Gayle be like : saale ball daal raha h ya bomb fekk ke maar raha h😂😂— Hαrsh (@HSt4ge) May 2, 2021
Rabada Bazooka to Gayle.. 144kmph 💥 pic.twitter.com/KB8cn2GKdJ— Mahesh (@mahesh_4you) May 2, 2021