IPL 2020, DC vs MI | 'Are you crazy?': Netizens slam Delhi Capitals as Rahane fails to impress in his first game of tournament
Abu Dhabi (UAE) | Jagran Sports Desk: The Delhi Capitals on Sunday were forced to make change in their playing XI after their explosive wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant got injured in the franchise's previous game. In Pant's place, the Delhi Capitals brought Ajinkya Rahane, while wicket-keeping duties were handed to Australia's Alex Carey.
Rahane, who is in Delhi Capitals now, was playing his first game of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. However, the 31-year-old batsman didn't have a great game as he was dismissed for just 15 runs. Rahane never looked comfortable during his stay at the pitch and scored 15 on run a ball.
As soon as the 31-year-old batsman was dismissed, netizens slammed the Delhi Capitals and started questioning their decision to play Rahane ahead of Pant.
"Rahane in place of Pant? Are you crazy Delhi Capitals?" said a user on Twitter.
"Yes, quicker on stump and Rahane is gone.... Nice move this by Krunal," said another user.
"Thank you Ajinkya Rahane great bowling Krunal Pandya," tweeted another person.
WTF RAHANE COMING IN FOR PANT. YOU FOOLS. pic.twitter.com/KEwP1YPOQC— Manya (@CSKian716) October 11, 2020
Wtf, rahane in place of pant 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hOzgq7aLPg— Vasit(Tewatia for no. 7) (@vasit0786) October 11, 2020
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets in an Indian Premier League match here on Sunday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored unbeaten 69, while skipper Shreyas Iyer made 42 as DC scored 162 for four.
For MI, Krunal Pandya picked up two wickets giving away 26 runs. Later chasing the target, Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav scored 53 each to guide MI home with two balls to spare.
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