Fans hail Pat Cummins as he withdraws ‘obstructing the field’ appeal against Ravindra Jadeja | IPL 2024, SRH vs CSK

The 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 witnessed an enthralling encounter between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday. The match unfolded with an impressive performance from Sunrisers, who clinched victory over Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai by 6 wickets.

Shivam Dube sizzles with the bat for CSK

Chennai Super Kings, after being put into bat, managed to post a total of 165/5 in their stipulated 20 overs, on a challenging pitch. Shivam Dube showcased his form with a brisk 45 off 24 balls, while Ajinkya Rahane contributed a steady 35 off 30 balls. Their partnership of 65 runs for the third wicket was the standout feature of CSK’s innings.

Ravindra Jadeja obstructs the field

Ravindra Jadeja, the seasoned all-rounder, played a crucial role with an unbeaten 31 off 23 deliveries. However, a moment of contention arose during his innings when he accidentally obstructed Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s throw at the stumps. This led to a potential appeal for obstructing the field, with SRH’s wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen signaling for review. The on-field umpires deliberated on the decision, contemplating whether to refer it to the third umpire.

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Pat Cummins’ display of sportsmanship

In a remarkable display of sportsmanship, SRH skipper Pat Cummins intervened and urged the officials not to proceed with the appeal. Despite the opportunity to possibly gain an advantage, Cummins withdrew the appeal, acknowledging the accidental nature of the obstruction. This act of fair play resonated with fans and garnered widespread appreciation on social media platforms.

Fans appreciate Cummins for his wonderful gesture

Following Cummins’ gesture, fans took to social media to express their admiration and respect for the Australian cricketer. X was abuzz with praises for Cummins, with many lauding his sportsmanlike conduct and applauding his decision to prioritize the spirit of the game over personal gain.

Here’s how fans reacted:

In the pursuit of the target, the Sunrisers successfully achieved victory in 18.1 overs with 6 wickets to spare. Aiden Markram played a pivotal role in this triumph, notching up a half-century with a blistering 50 runs off 36 balls. Additionally, young talent Abhishek Sharma, at the top of the order, contributed a rapid 37 off just 12 deliveries.

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