Delhi Capitals are currently taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 20th match of IPL 2021. Skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to bat first. Both openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw took the team to a flying start. The duo amassed 81 runs for the first wicket partnership in just 10 overs.
However both of them got dismissed in quick successions to bring a moment of relief for Hyderabad. Prithivi Shaw scored a fifty before falling prey to a run out because of sheer misunderstanding. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan misunderstood Rashid Khan’s spin and was bowled over.
Prithvi Shaw and Steven Smith arrived at the crease and continued accelerating the pace of runs. The match was going all normal when a rare delivery from all-rounder Vijay Shankar raised eyebrows all over.
Vijay Shankar confuses the on-field umpires as well
David Warner brought in Vijay Shankar to start his second spell to restrict the flow of runs. The first four deliveries were all fair and legal. However the fifth delivery would not be found in the wisden or any other cricket books as well.
Watch the video of the delivery here :
The ball actually slipped off Vijay Shankar’s hands during the process of release. As a result the ball was shot high in the air although with a slower pace. Rishabh Pant who was taken aback for a moment, gathered himself, went deep into the crease and directed the ball towards long on.
The delivery gave ample time to Rishabh Pant to decide the shot. The on-field upires Anantha Padmanabhan and Chris Gaffaney were left confused to decide the delivery’s fate. They were seen discussing with each other when they eventually settled for a no-ball because of height.
This rare delivery from Vijay Shankar spread like wildfire in the social media and we could see a plethora of fan reactions. Some of them said that Rishabh Pant could have launched that for more runs, while some said it would require 3D technique to play the same.
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