IPL 2020: Sunil Gavaskar criticizes Navdeep Saini’s dangerous beamer to Marcus Stoinis

Stoinis was looked irked by Saini's beamer as he slammed a four off the very next delivery.

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The 19th match of the ongoing IPL 2020 was an enthralling and one-sided contest between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) – which has also witnessed an ugly incident at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday (5 October).

In the DC v RCB clash, the Capitals were dominant from the start of the game as the entertaining batting and bowling display saw the franchise to register a 59-run win over Virat Kohli and his team on Monday.

Well, apart from DC’s clinical bowling and batting display, a dangerous beamer by the RCB pacer Navdeep Saini has also grabbed a lot of headlines with many criticizing the bowler for the same.

In Dubai, Saini has yet another bowled a nasty beamer in the ongoing IPL 2020 with DC’s star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis being in the firing line this time having previously bowled such fast delivery to RR’s all-rounder Rahul Tewatia during one of RCB’s match in the tournament.

However, Tewatia got hit on his chest, but Stoinis managed to escape from a high full toss which was clocked at 143kph on the TV speedgun by the RCB speedster on Monday night.

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The incident took place during the 15th over of DC’s innings when Stoinis hit Saini for a six and a four respectively off the third and fourth delivery of the over. Following the hitting by Australian all-rounder, the RCB pacer launched a dangerous high full-toss around the chest to Marcus in the fifth delivery of the over in order to nail in the yorker, but the ball ended up being a chest-high beamer.

Fortunately, Stoinis managed to avoid getting hit on his chest but got hit on the knuckle of his left-hand, although he managed to continue his batting after receiving treatment from the physio.

Following the dangerous beamer, Saini did not issue any apology which left Stoinis angry as he made sure the RCB pacer paid the price, hitting him for a four on the very next delivery.

This drama has attracted a lot of attention on social media and now former Indian captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar, who was on air during the incident, reacted to the incident.

Questioning the beamer from Saini, Gavaskar said the Saini did it intentionally since the bowler didn’t even apologized to Stoinis following the nasty incident.

Gavaskar said while commenting: “It was quick. Look at that. You can tell me anything, but whatever you say, a yorker does not go that high. If you bowl a fuller yorker, it might go by the knee. At best it would go above the midriff. Anything over that, no way. No way you can tell me that has slipped.”

(With The National Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 06 Oct, 2020

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