Shreyas Iyer raises his bat on 49*; leaves his teammates in splits
The hilarious incident took place in the 48th over of the innings.
Updated - Dec 18, 2019 5:26 pm
India and West Indies are currently fighting it out in Visakhapatnam in the second of the three-match series with the visitors leading by 1-0. After losing the toss, the Men in Blue needed to bat well and KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma didn’t disappoint by smacking centuries. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer also had fun in the middle with the latter smashing a quickfire 53 off just 32 balls as India finished strongly on 387/5 after 50 overs.
While India were pummelling the West Indies bowlers, there was a moment of confusion in the middle as well. In the 48th over of the innings, while batting with Pant, Iyer took a single off Keemo Paul by pushing the ball past the cover region. The Delhi Capitals skipper, going by the scoreboard in the ground, thought that he completed his half-century and raised his bat to acknowledge the crowd.
But Shreyas Iyer had reached only 49 by then and needed one more run to get to his fourth half-century in a row. The Indian captain Virat Kohli actually gestured to him saying that he needs to score one more run but Iyer wasn’t aware of it. The players in the dressing room were left in splits as well to see him celebrate a bit too early.
Shreyas Iyer doesn’t celebrate the second time around
Shreyas Iyer, however, reached the milestone in the same over off the fourth delivery. But this time around, he didn’t even celebrate the moment and it was just a glove-love with his partner Kedar Jadhav who had come to bat after Rishabh Pant’s wicket fell. Keeping aside the funny moment, Iyer has continued his purple patch in the ODI and seems like he has settled down superbly in the Indian team now.
He eventually got out for 53 in the penultimate over of the innings to Sheldon Cottrell and his knock included three fours and four sixes. Rather he ripped apart Roston Chase in the 47th over of the innings smacking the off-spinner for four sixes and a four collecting a total of 31 runs.