Rajasthan Royals duo of Jofra Archer and Rahul Tewatia were involved in what would have been one of the most hilarious run-outs in the history of IPL. After a slow start, Royals began to find momentum towards the back end of the innings with Tewatia beginning to score some quick runs.
During the slog overs, Isuru Udana was brought back into the attack, and Tewatia and Jofra Archer were at the crease. Udana nailed his yorker on the legs of Jofra Archer and the latter was unable to get bat to ball. The ball fell just beside Archer and Tewatia being the man in form, began to sprint towards the striker’s end.
Jofra Archer was not at all interested in taking the single
Thinking that he would make it home easily despite running towards the danger end, there began a sprinting race between Tewatia from the non-striker’s end and Udana from his follow-through.
But Jofra Archer, in a comedy of errors, had no clue where the ball was and decided to not run at all, sending back Tewatia who had almost reached the striker’s end. At this point in time, an easy run-out was on the cards. But adding to the comedy of errors, Udana failed to gather the ball in the first go.
When he finally did, instead of giving it straight into the hands of Virat Kohli who was at the non-striker’s end, his loopy underarm throw went to the left of the RCB skipper to which he could only get his fingertips on.
Tewatia added to the drama as he sprinted towards the non-striker’s end and put in a huge dive to save his wicket which was unnecessary. In the end, Tewatia had run 2 runs but there was nothing to show on the Rajasthan Royals’ scorecard. Such comedy of errors keeps the people entertained and such entertainment is required during these testing times.
Check out the hilarious incident on the link below. If the video is unavailable, the entire video can be seen on IPL’s official website.
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— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) October 3, 2020