KKR vs MI: Watch – Sunil Narine is castled after bizarrely dropping Yorker as Jasprit Bumrah brings out Shoaib Akhtar’s signature celebration

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Jasprit Bumrah, Sunil Narine


Sunil Narine, on Saturday (May 11), was bowled cleanly by Jasprit Bumrah for a golden duck in the ongoing game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The start of the game was delayed due to rain and wet outfields. While the match was scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, it finally started at 9:15 pm The game has been reduced to 16 seniors per side. Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Phil Salt started the game in stunning fashion by smashing Nuwan Untilhara for a huge six off the first ball. However, the Sri Lankan pacer had the last laugh as he bowled three dot-balls in a row before sending back the England star for the second time this season.

And on the first ball of the second over, Jasprit Bumrah castled Sunil Narine to put Mumbai Indians in the driving seat. It was a brain-fading moment for Kolkata Knight Riders’ in-form opener when he misjudged the line and length of the ball and ended up leaving a yorker on off.

Bumrah bowled an angled delivery that spun at the last moment to hit the off stump. Narine anticipated that the ball would maintain its line and reach the goalkeeper. However, he was stunned by the late move and had to leave without bothering the goalscorer.

And as if firing the KKR star was not enough, Bumrah rubbed salt in the wounds of the hosts and their fans by performing Shoaib Akhtar’s famous ‘airplane’ celebration. KKR fans had witnessed the same Akhtar celebration several times in 2008, when he played for them. Like Akhtar Bumrah, he too stretched his arms and ran across the field to celebrate the wicket.

Watch Jasprit Bumrah Lock Up Sunil Narine:

Talking about the game, KKR were reeling at 40 for 3 in the fifth over at the time of writing this report. After the departure of Salt and Narine, captain Shreyas Iyer also failed to get going and was out for 7.