IPL 2021: Ben Stokes trolls Sunil Gavaskar for indifferent commentary during DC vs PBKS match
On Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium, the Capitals beat KL Rahul and Co by six wickets.
Updated - Apr 19, 2021 10:55 am
Ben Stokes, the England all-rounder, was surprised with Sunil Gavaskar’s commentary during the match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It happened in the 11th over of the PBKS innings after KL Rahul and Co were put in to bat. Kagiso Rabada was the bowler while Rahul and Mayank Agarwal were the batters in the middle.
Gavaskar was critical of Rabada for not using the bouncers to good effect. In the same over, Rahul and Agarwal smashed the DC speedster over the ropes. Even as Agarwal sent the ball into the stands with a pull shot, Rahul pulled out the hook shot to good effect.
After the indifferent piece of commentary from Gavaskar, Stokes trolled the former. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Commentator: ‘Such a poor bouncer if you want to bowl a bouncer it must be over Off Stump’. REPLAY: bouncer line directly over Off Stump.”
Here’s Ben Stokes’ tweet:
Commentator: “Such a poor bouncer,if you want to bowl a bouncer it must be over Off Stump”
REPLAY: bouncer line directly over Off Stump
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 18, 2021
Stokes has already been ruled out of the ongoing edition after he sustained a finger injury during Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) first game of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) against the Kings on Monday, April 12.
In the meantime, on Sunday, the Capitals beat the Kings by six wickets with 10 balls to spare. It was Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 that saw DC over the line. Rishabh Pant talked about the importance of the win and also lauded the left-handed Dhawan for playing the crucial knock.
“Coming from a loss, winning the next match was important. Have already started enjoying captaincy. But we were under pressure at the start, the wicket was not doing much. Bowlers did a good job keeping them to 190. He (Dhawan) has a lot of experience. You can talk to him about anything, how we can set the field, there are many stuff you can talk about,” Pant said.
Rahul, on the other hand, was a tad disappointed with the defeat. “Victory (on his birthday) would have been sweet, so it’s slightly disappointing. But we have a lot of games, so hopefully, we come back stronger and win few games. Right now it looks 10-15 runs short, but I think 190-odd looked good,” Rahul said.