CSK vs GT: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo lose cool as Shivam Dube fails to take David Miller's catch

CSK vs GT: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo lose cool as Shivam Dube fails to take David Miller’s catch

The outcome of the game might have been different had Shivam Dube not made an error in judgment while fielding.

Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja
Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings’ horror run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 continued as they suffered their fifth defeat of the season on Sunday (April 17). This time table-toppers Gujarat Titans got the better of them in a thrilling clash. The proceedings went right down to the wire as CSK looked in command for the best part but a David Miller special meant the Ravindra Jadeja-led side miss out on their second win this year.

Meanwhile, the outcome of the game might have been different had Shivam Dube not made an error in judgment while fielding. It was the 17th over of GT’s innings and Dwayne Bravo was operating against Miller. The southpaw tried to smash a slower delivery over the boundary ropes but the connection wasn’t proper and the ball went to deep mid-wicket where Dube was placed.

Ravindra Jadeja was livid with the missed opportunity

Surprisingly, the all-rounder didn’t make an effort to catch the ball as he seemed obstructed by the floodlight. The same left the other CSK fielders furious. While Bravo was evidently unhappy, skipper Jadeja was absolutely livid with Dube’s efforts. The veteran all-rounder even took off his cap and was about to throw it on the ground but controlled his emotions eventually.

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That mistake proved to be costly for CSK as Miller slammed an unbeaten 94 off 51 balls as GT crossed the line on the penultimate ball of the game, clinching the contest by three wickets. Besides Miller, stand-in Titans skipper Rashid Khan also scored a handy 40 off 21 balls to steer his side home.

With this win, the Ahmedabad-based team has consolidated their top position in the points table and only a massive turnaround can now deny them a playoff spot. The same, however, can’t be said for CSK as the defending champions are reeling at the penultimate place in the team standings. Speaking of the team’s defeat, Jadeja reckoned his side did well to post 169/5 while batting first but the Miller mayhem took GT home.

“We started brilliantly. First six overs were good as a bowling unit, but credit goes to Miller, played some good cricket shots. When we were batting, wicket was gripping and ball was holding so we thought 169 was a par score,” Jadeja said at the post-match presentation.