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Jasprit Bumrah hurts skipper Rohit Sharma while celebrating a wicket

After sharing a high five, he turned up to Krunal Pandya and in the process ended up hurting Rohit.

Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma reacts. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

There was some splendid cricketing action at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday. The Rajasthan Royals managed to pull off a sensational victory to gain a stronghold on the points table. Mumbai Indians lost after a three-game winning streak as they now stand in a tricky situation with certain permutations to go their way if they’re to qualify for the playoffs.

During the game, Mumbai Indians were off to a splendour start. At 87/0 in 10 overs, it seemed that the hosts were looking good for a total near 200. However, Joffra Archer struck twice off consecutive balls to change the momentum. The Mumbai batting lineup lost the plot as they had to settle for a total of 168.

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As Rajasthan Royals came out to bat, an incident surrounding skipper Rohit Sharma happened in the first over. Jasprit Bumrah who began the proceedings went for 9 runs in his first two balls of which one was five wides. He came back strongly bowling a hattrick of dot balls before dismissing D’Arcy Short.

Skipper Rohit Sharma was elated as he ran towards Bumrah to celebrate the wicket. After sharing a high five, he turned up to Krunal Pandya and in the process ended up hurting Rohit. His elbow struck Rohit’s nose as the skipper could be seen uncomfortable for a reasonable period.

Here’s the video of the same:

However the early wicket didn’t hurt Rajasthan’s prospects much. They ended up securing a splendid victory at the Wankhede stadium. Jos Buttler for the fifth consecutive time crossed the fifty run mark as he scored a scintillating 94 runs from just 53 balls. He hit five sixes in his innings.

The visitors went on to win by seven wickets with two overs to spare. The equation is now simple for the Rajasthan Royals who now need to win both their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs. As of Mumbai Indians, they need to win both their games as well as ensure that both Rajasthan and Kolkata lose one of their games.

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