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IPL 2020: Krunal Pandya emulates Kedar Jadhav’s ‘below sea-level action’

Much like Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya kept it low and wicket to wicket, probably adding creativity to his bowling.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 29, 2020 12:06:49 pm
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Krunal Pandya imitated Kedhar Jadhav when he delivered a round-arm delivery against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Much like Jadhav, Pandya kept it low and wicket to wicket, probably adding creativity to his bowling.

The slow sidearm bowling has been used to good effect by Jadhav but Pandya is yet to achieve success with it. His quickest delivery was 95 kmph.

Earlier, Mumbai won the toss and decided to field first against Bangalore.

While MI made one change with left-hander Ishan Kishan replacing another southpaw Saurabh Tiwary, RCB has leg spinner Adam Zampa, left-arm seamer Isuru Udana and right-handed top-order batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann in their playing XI. Players to sit out are Umesh Yadav, Josh Phillippe and Dale Steyn.

At the end RCB defeated Mumbai Indians via Super Over after the original game was tied. Saini bowled the Super Over for RCB conceding only 7 runs and Kohli finished the game with a last-ball boundary off Jasprit Bumrah.

Here is the video-

His bizarre bowling action also drew a lot of reactions on Twitter-

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers (wk, possibly), Gurkeerat Singh , Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Navdeep Saini.

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