CSK vs RR IPL 2023: Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has not played IPL in last few seasons but his heated exchange with Pollard in IPL 2014 is still fresh in every fan’s mind where the latter almost threw a bat at him. On a similar note today, in the match between CSK and RR, the moment got recreated between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sandeep Sharma. However, there was a twist this time.
Ruturaj and Sandeep’s heartwarming moment
Earlier, CSK won the toss and opted to field first in this highly anticipated clash at Chepauk. RR stumbled through their innings but managed to post 175 runs in 20 overs. Though, the chase wasn’t expected to be easier, it began on the same note as well. The first over of the inning was bowled by Sandeep Sharma as Trent Boult wasn’t playing in the match.
The first two ball of the over went well. However, just as Sandeep was about to throw the third one , Ruturaj backed away and moved to his left. Meanwhile, Sandeep Sharma who had almost completed his action couldn’t stop and threw the ball towards Ruturaj. The ball quickly went towards the batter’s thighs who shoved it off through his gloves, avoiding injury. However, both the players instantly got close to each other and shared smiles while also patting each other on the back, making it a very light hearted moment. In the Pollard-Starc clash, the moment got too heated but the players today handled the situation and took it on a friendly note. The video of the ball is no getting immensely viral on social media.
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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sisanda Magala, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh