IPL 10: Glenn Maxwell trolls Sharma's day out in the MI v KXIP encounter

IPL 10: Glenn Maxwell trolls Sharma’s day out in the MI v KXIP encounter

As many as five Sharmas played in the match.

Kings XI Punjab Glenn Maxwell
Kings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians proved to be a very thrilling one. Over 400 runs were scored in the closely contested game in which the Glenn Maxwell led side managed to win the game by 7 runs. The match was marked by some superlative innings from Wriddhiman Saha and Kieron Pollard. The big hitting shots were on display and the audiences were thrilled to bits.

Amidst all the cricketing action, one thing that caught the attention of all was a little humor. As many as five Sharmas played in the match. This, in essence, means that there were five players involved in the match with Sharma as their surname. Interestingly, none of these Sharmas were related.

Three Sharmas played for the Kings XI Punjab in the game and two of them turned up for the Mumbai Indians. For the KXIP, the three to be the part of the game were Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, and Ishant Sharma. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians had Rohit Sharma and Karn Sharma in their lineup.

The scorecard looked very pretty when Karn Sharma was bowled by Mohit Sharma. The scoreboard read ‘Sharma b Sharma’. Talking about the same, KXIP skipper Glenn Maxwell had tried to joke about the same and troll the Sharmas day out at the toss. The Kings had roped in Ishant Sharma for the game and hence, Maxwell had the best way to describe Ishant’s inclusion in the team.

“We decided we didn’t have enough Sharmas in the team. So we decided to put one more in. Just one change, we haven’t had too many Sharmas in the playing eleven, hence, Ishant comes in for Swapnil,” Glenn Maxwell had quoted at the toss.

Lee’s day out?

A similar instance had occured in an English county match almost 8 decades ago.  Middlesex’s Harry Lee was caught by brother Frank off the bowling of another brother, Jack, resulting in the words “Lee c Lee b Lee”.