A funny incident took place in the ongoing first match of the Indian Premier League 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore when all-rounder Krunal Pandya's bat broke into two pieces as he tried to negotiate a Kyle Jamieson yorker
Jamieson, bowling the 19th over, delivered a yorker on middle stump which Krunal managed to negotiate but the ball hit the toe-end of the bat resulting in it breaking into two pieces.
The incident drew some hilarious memes and tweets on social media as fans had some fun at Krunal's expense.
Krunal Pandya after playing Jamieson pic.twitter.com/KWusVjZwu1— Bake Jeralta (@AjaySrinivasA0) April 9, 2021
Jamieson breaking tha bat of krunal Pandya and kohli getting hit by the ball on the cheek.. Rohit getting run out.. What more can you ask from the 1st match#MumbaiIndians #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/t5Rz2Xz6hj— Mohit Singhania (@doctor_chandler) April 9, 2021
Wondering if it would have been out if Krunal Pandya's broken part of the bat ended up directly hitting the wicket.
As broke as Krunal Pandya's bat rn #MIvsRCB— Yaamini Shah (@YaaminiShah) April 9, 2021 April 9, 2021
That’s one thing common between Krunal Pandya’s bat and me.— Aryan (@ShontyBadmashh) April 9, 2021
Virat Kohli's RCB rode on a superb five-wicket haul from Harshal Patel to restrict the defending champions to 159 for 9 after electing to bowl first.
Harshal became the first bowler in IPL history to pick 5 wickets against Mumbai Indians. He picked 3 wickets in the final over and gave away just 1 run to finish with outstanding bowling figures of 5 for 27 from 4 overs.
Debutant Kyle Jamieson and Washington Sundar bagged a wicket each for RCB.
MI opener Chris Lynn, playing his first match for the franchise, justified his selection in the playing XI with 49 runs off 35 balls while Suryakumar Yadav (31) and Ishan Kishan (28) also played crucial knocks but the rest of the batsmen had a disappointing outing for the five-time champions.