Watch: Harshal Patel warns Naveen-ul-Haq that he will run out at the non-striker’s end in IPL 2024

Harshal Patel warns Naveen-ul-Haq

Harshal Patel had a stern warning for Naveen-ul-Haq when the latter attempted to leave the area before the ball was thrown during the ongoing game between Lucknow Supergiants and Punjab Kings at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

The incident took place in the latter part of LSG’s innings when Harshal Patel was bowling Krunal Pandya and Naveen-ul-Haq was standing at the non-striker’s end. The right-arm pacer was on his bowling run and he was about to bowl the ball, but he decided otherwise.

Although Harshal Patel did not remove the bails, which is within the rules of the game, he warned the LSG player. The pacer stopped on the field, turned and said something to Naveen-ul-Haq, apparently telling the Afghan star to stay inside the crease before walking away towards his bowling mark.

See Harshal Patel’s warning to Naveen-ul-Haq:

Talking about the game, LSG finished their innings with a competitive total of 199 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs. Quinton de Kock starred with the bat, scoring 54 off 38 balls to lead his team’s initial charge with the bat after the likes of KL Rahul (15) and Devdutt Padikkal (9) failed to get going.

Marcus Stoinis couldn’t do much with the bat either and was out for 19. De Kock then found a good partner in Nicholas Pooran as the duo shared a crucial 47-run stand for the fourth wicket. Pooran scored 42 off just 21 balls. Towards the end, Krunal Pandya made a brilliant cameo to help his team achieve a daunting total. The all-rounder scored an unbeaten 43 off 22 balls.

“I like to play situations, I’m prepared that way, I’m quite flexible, I can bat from number 3 to number 7. I just want to go out and contribute.” said Krunal Pandya.

“I like to prepare, take cricket as an exam. I like to prepare, but the result is not in my hand. 199 is a good total, if we play smart we can defend it. The surface has changed, much better than last year. Need to adapt to conditions. I need to bowl accordingly and see how it goes.” he added.