Just when things couldn’t get worse for Royal Challengers Bangalore with KL Rahul coming out in top form, Umesh Yadav bowled a howler that flew down the leg side slipping off his hands.
Josh Philippe put in a full-stretched dive but the ball was already en route to its destination with the roll of the cherry finally being cut short before the fine leg boundary. Yadav has pulled off such antiques previously as well when he bowled one headed to the mars only to land short of Kane Williamson.
Twitter couldn’t hold on to their horns and deluged the site with tweets of immense laughter. Here are the top ten tweets.
Cricbuzz tweeted, “Yadav produced an unplayable delivery to KL Rahul, the ball didn’t land on the pitch at all and went down to fine leg #KXIPvRCB #IPL2020”
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 24, 2020
The second tweet read, “Lord Umesh deserves an academic of his own..he is beyond everyone ??”
Lord Umesh deserves an academic of his own..he is beyond everyone ??
— Abhiishek Singh?? (@EsotericAbhii22) September 24, 2020
The third tweet read, “After taking inspiration of Lungi Ngidi’s 27 runs in 2 balls, Umesh Yadav decided to concede 9 runs in 1 ball. What an alpha in this field king Yadav is. #RCBvKXIP”
The fourth tweet read, “Yadav throwing Ball?
rcbians to Umesh
Umesh Yadav throwing Ball?
— भावNA (@The_bhawna) September 24, 2020
The fifth tweet cited, “Umesh Yadav in his mind before bowling a ball :
“Abhi chakka du, Chauka du ya No Ball dalu”
The next tweet quoted, “Umesh after one dot ball. #rcbvskxip”
The next tweet followed with, “#rcbvskxip #RCBvKXIP flash!! flash!!! Umesh Yadav just bowled a dot ball! @DanishSait @imVkohli”
— Sandeep Wuntakal (@swuntaka) September 24, 2020
The next tweet read, “His problem is he is too inconsistent & generally, gives one lose ball every over hit for a boundary & pressure eases on opposition. I think he has developed himself as test match bowler being too experimental & should be played in longer version of game. “Umesh Yadav”
His problem is he is too inconsistent & generally, gives one lose ball every over hit for a boundary & pressure eases on opposition. I think he has developed himself as test match bowler being too experimental & should be played in longer version of game. “Umesh Yadav”
— Nuryanana (@nuryanana_kaush) September 24, 2020
The ninth of the lot quoted, “Dot ball from Umesh Yadav should be considered as a wicket in #Dream11
— ρяαѕнαηт (@Castlebeam) September 24, 2020
The final tweet read, “If this partnership goes towards the deep, it will be very dangerous considering 6 balls still left for Umesh!