Watch: Amit Mishra gets warned by umpires after applying saliva on the ball against RCB
The veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra is one of the finest spinners in the history of IPL. Moreover, he is the second-highest wicket-taker of the competition.
Amit Mishra has done well in the ongoing edition as he bagged 6 wickets from four games and maintained his economy rate well below 8. He has an amazing record of three hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League with the best figures of 5 for 17.
Speaking about his recent match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the 38-year-old has been warned by the on-field umpire. After opted to bowl first by Rishabh Pant, their bowlers have been successful to go-through the top-order and dismissed Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal for 12 and 17 runs respectively.
The incident took place in the 7th over of the game when the leggie came to bowl. Amit Mishra has caught using saliva on the ball which has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In addition to that, if a player gets caught applying the saliva for the second time, his team will be given a penalty of 5 runs.
Watch the video here:
Summary of the game between DC vs RCB:
Coming back to the game, the Bangalore-based franchise posted a challengeable total of 171 runs with the help of AB de Villiers' 75. Chasing the target, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw opened the innings for Delhi Capitals.
But the scenario was something different there when Kyle Jamieson was introduced to the attack. Virat Kohli's plan paid off as Jamieson dismissed the Orange Cap holder Shikhar Dhawan for single-digit numbers.
Steve Smith followed him in the next over and this time it was Mohammed Siraj who delivered a spectacular ball to send a world-class batsman back to the dressing room.
Prithvi Shaw who looked good at the other end has once again failed to convert his starts to a big one including Marcus Stoinis on the other end.
Then the skipper Rishabh Pant took the responsibility along with the West Indies power hitter Shimron Hetmyer. Both of them added more than 50 runs to their names but failed to take their side over the victory line.
In the final over of the game, Delhi needed 14 off 6 balls as Mohammed Siraj defended the remaining runs and won the game for his side.
See the reaction of the fans:
Amit mishra spreading corona by applying Saliva on boll— middle_class_boy (@imSKshri) April 27, 2021
Le umpire to misra: pic.twitter.com/0VFtwCCVmK
Amit Mishra becomes first player in this IPL to receive warning for using saliva on the ball 😜#DCvRCB— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) April 27, 2021
Amit Mishra got a warning for using Saliva, accepted. But why is no player penalized for spitting on the ground?— Vishnu Chandur / விஷ்ணு சந்தர் (@VishnuChandur) April 27, 2021
Not just IPL, cricket matches around the world, be it domestic or international.#RCBvsDC #IPL2021 #IPL #cricket
I saw Amit Mishra using saliva in delhi's previous game too. 🤦 #RCBvsDC— Rahul Sharma (@rahuls19926) April 27, 2021