Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost a crucial game to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) two nights ago in Dubai. CSK had to win this match to stay afloat in the tournament and SRH messed up a simple chase of 168 runs.
The SRH bowlers did well to keep CSK to 167 runs in the first place with Watson and Rayudu making 40 plus scores. For SRH, key bowlers were Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, and T Natarajan with two wickets each to their names.
However, Khaleel found himself in hot waters as Twitterverse was not happy with him smiling after getting veteran Dwayne Bravo out for a golden duck. Khaleel was slammed by a section of fans on social media after he seemingly chuckled at Bravo.
There were no wild celebrations but Khaleel Ahmed had a cheeky smile on his face after castling Dwayne Bravo. The delivery pitch on leg-stump but seamed away as Bravo completely missed the deliver before seeing his stumps shattered.
Fans felt that Khaleel disrespected Bravo and few users even called him rude. However, the left-arm pacer has come with his side of the story and tweeted, "I wasn't laughing on Dj Bravo, there was some other reason, he is a true legend, he is big brother to me.”
Ahmed picked the wicket of Rayudu as well, but went for 45 runs in his 4 overs after Man of the Match Ravindra Jadeja hammered him in the final few overs.