IPL 2018: Hardik Pandya’s Eccentric Throwing Leaves

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Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan sustained an injury on his face and was immediately taken off the field during his side’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.

The incident happened in 13th over of RCB innings when a throw from fielder Hardik Pandya bounced high off the practice pitch area and hit Kishan near his right eye. The 19-year-old was seen writhing in pain and was attended by Mumbai Indians’ medical staff. Kishan was replaced by AdityaTare.

Mumbai Indians bought Kishan for a whopping Rs. 6.2 crore in the IPL 2018 players’ auction.

In his 20-match IPL career, Kishan has scored 412 runs at an average of 21.68.

Captain Rohit Sharma from Mumbai indians struck a brilliant 94 before his bowlers produced a clinical performance as Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs.

Put into bat, Mumbai recovered from a shock start of 0 for 2 to post 213 for 6, their highest score of the season, mainly through the splendid batting of Rohit (94 in 52 balls) and opener Evin Lewis (65 in 42 balls).

Then, the Mumbai bowlers led by left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (3 for 28) stopped RCB at 167 for 8 in 20 overs to notch up their first win in their fourth match of the season.

We are now a week and a half into the 11th season of the Indian Premier League, with 14 games having been played across the length and breadth of the country. A quarter of the league stage has been completed, and certain trends have emerged. Winning the toss and electing to chase has been the flavour of the season.

It’s hardly surprising that a captain hasn’t yet opted to bat first in the tournament so far. Among other notable points, DRS has finally arrived in the IPL and has had a major say in the outcomes with several decisions overturned at key junctures of various matches.

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