Tuesday, 28 June 2022

IPL – Amla wins heart with fair play


BENGALURU: South Africa opener Hashim Amla proved why he’s termed as one of the best ambassadors of game with his on-field gesture during a match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.  The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) opener garnered applause for his ‘fair play’ during match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

It was the first over of the match when Amla nicked the ball for a faint edge off pacer Aniket Choudhary and the ball was caught by wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav. Neither the bowler nor the wicketkeeper appealed for the wicket, but Amla having realised that the ball had brushed his willow immediately walked back towards the dug-out. It was only after Amla’s decision to walk back when the bowler appealed and the umpire raised the finger in unison. Amla’s gesture would definitely earn some points for the fair play. Earlier in the week, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) batsman MS Dhoni walked back after getting caught behind by the wicketkeeper during match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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