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WATCH: After Ravindra Jadeja's Brilliant Catch, Suresh Raina Gives Him A 'friendly Kiss' On His Cheek

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Following Jadeja's brilliant catch which dismissed Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina was overjoyed, so much so that he ended up giving a peck on his teammate's cheek
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continued on their unbeaten run in the Indian Premier League (2019) season as they beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight runs

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continued on their unbeaten run in the Indian Premier League (2019) season as they beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight runs at the MA Chidambaram stadium to go on top of the league standings.

There were a number of moments throughout the match which supporters would remember for days to come. Right from MS Dhoni's brilliant knock under pressure to Deepak Chahar's early blitz with the ball, the fixture had it all.

Though, the one highlight of the match which took the social media by storm was a turn of event surrounding home team's Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.

In the second ball of the first over of RR's innings, visiting team's skipper Ajinkya Rahane hit a shot, which was airborne, towards Jadeja. The dynamic all-rounder, who is arguably the best fielder in the world, times his dive correctly to catch the ball inches of the ground.

Following his acrobatic effort in the field, which helped CSK get their first wicket, Raina, standing close to Jadeja, went up to his teammate and hugged him celebrations. The CSK vice-captain became so happy with the wicket, that he ended up giving Jadeja a peck on his cheek.

Another incident of note which was a highlight came in the first innings. Dhoni, batting in the sixth over of the first innings, nicked a slower ball of Jofra Archer to his stumps. But to everyone's utter dismay, the bails did not fall which meant that Dhoni got another chance.

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The Rajasthan players who were about to erupt in celebrations were suddenly amazed after seeing what had happened. Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, skipper Ajinkya Rahane and the bower himself Jofra Archer were seen giving a stunned look. 

 

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