IPL 2019: Stuart Binny’s wife presenter Mayanti Langer could no keep a lid over her laughter after seeing how her husband avoided getting mankaded. Mankading has become a thing this IPL, after Ashwin Mankaded Jos Buttler. They were playing the same opposition. Earlier we saw Buttler standing way inside the crease while Ashwin was operating. While Shami was on his way back to his run-up, Binny humorously puts his foot inside the crease, Shami sees that and cheekily smiles. The incident happened in the 18th over. Mayanti Langer took to Twitter to replay on the video as she posted a laughter emoticon.
Here is the video:
And here is Mayanti’s reaction:
Meanwhile, Binny’s 11-ball 33 heroics was not enough to take the Royals over the line as they lost the match by 12 runs.
Speaking at the end of the game, skipper Ajinkya Rahane refused to be too critical and said that it was just a matter of two big hits and things would have ended differently.
“182 on that wicket was quite chaseable. We started well. Just a matter of two sixes. A game like this, you can’t criticise too much. Our bowlers bowled well.
“In a chase like this, you can’t lose too many wickets in a bunch. Discussion between me and Stuart (Binny) was take it deep. Tripathi started really well. Should learn from our mistakes. These things happen in T20 cricket,” he said.
While the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the Royals. While pacer Jofra Archer stole the show with figures of 3/15 from his four overs, Rahane also praised the spin bowling duo of Ish Sodhi and Shreyas Gopal.
“Our two leg spinners in the middle overs were brilliant. Jofra’s four overs were critical,” he summed up.