The Sunrisers Hyderabad kept picking up wickets at regular intervals and eventually they beat Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs in Hyderabad. Top wicket-taker for SRH and India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has proven to be one of the expectedly retained players for them for the 2019 edition as he stunned the crowd by sending Nicolas Pooran back to the Pavilion by taking a stunning catch.
Pooran hits the ball on the leg side, Bhuvneshwar runs in, dives forward and takes a brilliant catch. Pooran goes for 21 runs.
However, Bhuvneshwar had also carried out a catch earlier in Khaleel’s over, but he couldn’t stop himself from overstepping the boundary rope. He made no mistake this time.
Earlier in the IPL world, things became serious when Ashwin’s side played Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru on April 24. On that occasion, Kohli, who is known for his passionate gestures on the ground, came out with an animated gesture at his counterpart after taking his catch in the final over.
Ashwin too was livid and he threw away his gloves after reaching the dug-out. The incident happened when the RCB required 27 runs to win in the final over and the Kings captain was caught at long-on by Kohli off the bowling of Umesh Yadav after hitting a six. Kohli’s fiery send-off to Ashwin made the headlines, as did the latter’s angry reaction.
Four days after the incident, KXIP has accorded RCB captain with a strange award 'Kuch Bhi'.