Hardik Pandya And Chris Morris Reprimanded: Mumbai Indians won the match last night by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore with 5-wickets. The match turned out to be a thriller one with a few heated and intense moments between the cricketers, that stole all the attention.
The incident took place during the 19th over of the Mumbai Indians’ chase when Hardik Pandya smashed Chris Morris for a stunning six and gestured towards Chris. Both players exchanged some words, which at the moment, did not look serious.
Later, Morris got his revenge when he dismissed Hardik Pandya on the fifth ball of the over and gave him a send-off. While on his way back to the dugout, Hardik Pandya and Chris Morris were at it again. This time, MI all-rounder looked furious with his fingers pointing at Morris.
Now, as a result, both the cricketers have been reprimanded for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during the match. While Morris admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.5 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct, on the other hand, Pandya admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.20. IPL also released on official statement about the same, which read:
“Chris Morris, the Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder, has been reprimanded for breaching the Dream11 Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi. Mr Morris admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.5 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct,”
Hardik Pandya, the Mumbai Indians all-rounder, has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Abu Dhabi. Mr Pandya admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.”
Meanwhile, the verbal spat between the duo became a talking point on twitter. Twitterati came up with mixed responses on this. There were many who came up with hilarious memes and jokes as well.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Hardik Pandya sent packing the very next ball after exchanging words with Chris Morris was a beautiful moment
— Amol Joshi (@amalezishi) October 28, 2020
— Robert Downey senior (@irony_man7) October 28, 2020
Dis you think
Chris Morris vs Hardik pandya
Was sasta version of
Venkatesh Prasad Vs Aamir Sohail😍😍
— Middleclass Desi (@Vipulpoojari) October 28, 2020
— Harisssssh.💫⚡❤ (@royboyuniverse) October 29, 2020
— KP (@KrishnaCKPS) October 28, 2020
@hardikpandya7 well played vs RCB, but bad attitude towards chris morris not acceptable, sledging is ok but i salute you if you do the same towards Aussie/Pakistan.. don't soft target !!
— Roopesh (@Roopesh2185) October 28, 2020
Chris Morris and Hardik Pandya reprimanded for breaching Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) October 28, 2020