IPL 2019: The bizarre incident took place at the start of the 15th over when the umpires found out that the ball was missing. From players to umpires everyone was looking for the ball as Ankit Rajpoot got ready to bowl the 15th over. Then suddenly Chettithody Shamsuddin, one of the umpires, checked his trouser pockets and found it. Once he found it, he rushed to the pitch to show everybody the ball. Shamsuddin had taken the ball from Bruce Oxenford at the time of the strategic timeout. It was hilarious for all the players when Shamsuddin finally found the ball.
Here is the bizarre video:
Meanwhile, RCB beat KXIP by 17 runs to stay afloat in the ongoing league. RCB is an in-form side which has bounced back really well after having a dreadful first quarter of the league. RCB has won four out of their last five matches.
“We won 4 out of the last 5 we have played, it could have been 5 out of 5. We are just looking to enjoy our cricket. Tonight was another example of having fun. The partnership of ABD and Stoinis changed the match for us. At one stage we thought 175 was good but AB and Marcus got us past 200. The way they played was the deciding factor. Our only focus was to play good as a team, we know that we are a good side, losing 6 in a row hurt all of us. That big break before Mohali helped us. It is important that we don’t take any pressure. We just need to play how the world knows we can play,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation.