TNPL 2022: N Jagadeesan makes obscene finger gesture after being run-out at non-striker’s end
Jagadeesan was dismissed by Baba Aparajith in the fourth over of the Chepauk Super Gillies' chase.
Updated - Jun 24, 2022 4:47 pm
The curtain-raiser of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2022 turned out to be a nail-biting contest as a hard-fought match between Chepauk Super Gillies and Nellai Royal Kings had to be decided via Super Over that saw CSG coming out on top at the Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli on Thursday, June 23.
However, there was another on-field incident that grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons featuring Tamil Nadu first-class players N. Jagadeesan and Baba Aparajith. It all happened after Aparajith ran out Jagadeesan at the non-striker’s end when he was batting really well. The latter reacted in an aggressive manner expressing his displeasure after the way he was dismissed as he showed the finger twice to his opponent.
N Jagadeesan loses his composure after being dismissed
During the fourth over of the Chepauk Super Gillies’ chase, the opening batter was going strong, having scored 25 runs off 15 deliveries and that is when disaster struck for him. When Baba Aparajith was about to deliver the fourth ball of that over, Jagadeesan walked out of his crease and an alert bowler seized the opportunity and dislodged the bails instantly.
The umpire had no hesitation in giving it out as it is now officially a legal mode of dismissal, with effect from April 2022. Nonetheless, an irate Jagadeesan while walking back to the dugout showed his middle finger to the bowler and once again showed it after removing his gloves.
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Now it remains to be seen whether any kind of disciplinary action will be taken against the Chennai Super Kings player for this incident. Coming back to the contest, both teams were tied at an identical score of 184 after the end of the regulation time and it all eventually went down to the Super Over. Batting first, CSG were restricted to nine runs with Jagadeesan hitting a six off the final ball, but the total proved to be way too less in the end as Nellai Royal Kings got past the line of the penultimate ball of their chase.