IPL 2018: Virat Kohli reacts after Umesh Yadav delivers a ‘comic ball’

Yadav took the all-important wicket of SRH skipper Kane Williamson

Umesh Yadav
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) edged closer to elimination after their disappointing loss to the Sunrisers Hyderabad last night. The Kane Williamson-led side produced yet another bowling masterclass as they defended a paltry total of 146, winning the thriller of a match by 5 runs.

The RCB bowlers, on the other hand, has faced a lot of flak in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 season after conceding an excessive amount of runs, especially during the death overs. However, during yesterday’s encounter against Sunrisers, they produced a strong performance in the first innings and restricted the away side to a lowly total of 146 all out in the 20 overs.

Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj, two of RCB’s leading pacemen, picked up three wickets apiece as they cleaned up the tail of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, conceding a combined total of just 55 runs in eight overs. Umesh Yadav, the other speedster in the RCB lineup also had a good day with the ball. Yadav took the all-important wicket of SRH skipper Kane Williamson, his solitary exploit in the match all the while remaining economical.

However, he provided a moment of hilarity in the 16th over as the game was getting heated as the ball went flying out of his hand when he looked to bowl a knuckleball. His ‘delivery’ prompted a surprising reaction from the batsman, umpire and the fielders, as Williamson looked completely perplexed. Even RCB skipper Virat Kohli got in on the act and was caught on camera laughing.

Watch the video here

Umesh is currently the leading wicket-taker in IPL 2018

Umesh Yadav has been in excellent form this IPL season and has taken as many as 14 wickets already at an economy rate of 8.14 runs per over. Along with Hardik Pandya, he now has the most wickets so far in IPL 2018 and has the Purple Cap to his name for the time being at least.

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