Butter fingers trouble RCB in IPL 2021 opener


Royal Challengers Bangalore started the Indian Premier League 2021 with a variety of dropped catches. In the match’s opening match between RCB and Mumbai Indians, RCB dropped thrice because the Rohit Sharma-led facet made 159/9 in 20 overs.

RCB captain Virat Kohli gained the toss and elected to bowl towards the defending champions on Friday however repeated dropped catches turned the discuss on Twitter as the brand new season kickstarted.

It began in the seventeenth over when Mohammed Siraj in the assault with Ishan Kishan batting. Washington Sundar was at deep backward sq. leg, just a few yards away from the rope and regardless of the soar couldn’t assist the ball from bouncing contained in the rope. Siraj didn’t look completely happy, observing his teammate for the blunder.

However, an over later, Siraj himself dropped a sitter off Harshal Patel’s bowling. Mumbai’s Kishan pulled one and acquired a high edge, straight round hip peak for Siraj at deep backward sq. leg however he was too comfortable on the arms and it popped out.

It turned a comedy of errors when the captain himself dropped a catch and seemed to have harm himself. Krunal Pandya smashed it onerous, Kohli moved to the left, tried to go reverse cup model and spilled the catch. The ball burst by means of his arms and hit him on the face, slightly below his proper eye. RCB followers have to be relieved to see Kohli persevering with to play, despite the fact that he shifted his place.

Medium pacer Patel was the wrecker-in-chief for RCB, ending with the superb figures of 5/27. Opener Chris Lynn top-scored for defending champions MI with a 35-ball 49 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Suryakumar Yadav contributed 31 off 23 balls whereas Kishan made 28 in solely 19 deliveries. Mohammed Siraj gave away simply 22 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Playing XI:

MI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

RCB: Virat Kohli (captain), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.