Watch: Mohammed Siraj's lazy fielding effort at the boundary rope leaves Virat Kohli and Harshal Patel fuming
Misjudgements keep happening in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Siddharth Kaul came under fire for his miscalculation while trying to take a catch off Deepak Hooda during the game against Punjab Kings. Now, Mohammed Siraj was on the receiving end after he misjudged the ball close to the boundary rope during the just-concluded game against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Earlier, RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first. At the toss, the 32-year-old captain mentioned that his team is prepared to chase down any total. RCB pacers bowled really well and kept RR batsmen silent in the first 5 overs as Siraj took the wickets of Jos Buttler and David Miller whereas Kyle Jamieson took the wicket of Manan Vohra.
Meanwhile, the Royals lost their captain Sanju Samson in the 8th over as he fell prey to Washington Sundar's bowling. When they were struggling at 43/4, Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag added a vital 66-run partnership before Parag was dismissed on 25 off 14 balls. Shivam Dube played well for his 46 off 32 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes before he was dismissed by Kane Richardson.
Rahul Tewatia unleashed his batting potential to better effect in the game as he scored a vital 40 off 23 balls with the help of 4 boundaries and 2 maximums at a strike rate of 173.91. In the end, Rajasthan Royals could score a competitive total of 177/9 in their quota of 20 overs.
Harshal Patel and Virat Kohli lose their temper after Mohammed Siraj's sloppy fielding effort
During the partnership between Shivam Dube and Riyan Parag in the 12th over of the game, Mohammed Siraj made a lazy fielding effort. His terrible effort irked the likes of RCB captain Virat Kohli and bowler Harshal Patel. Mohammed Siraj who bowled really well by taking 3 wickets failed to field properly.
During the third ball of the 12th over off Harshal Patel's bowling, Parag tried to hit the ball for a boundary. Meanwhile, Siraj who was fielding at deep square leg sprinted to take a catch. Upon observing that it was not a catch in the first place, he decided to slow himself down a bit. He could have easily stopped the ball had he made an effort but he didn't.