Rajasthan Royals are all set to host the Chennai Super Kings in the 43rd match of IPL 2018 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Friday (May 11). However, one of their key players seems to have some confusion concerning the day of the clash.
Hours before the match, Rajasthan’s ace all-rounder Ben Stokes made an Instagram post which stated that the inaugural IPL champions will take on the MS Dhoni led CSK side on Saturday (May 12).
“Looking forward to wearing this new outfit tomorrow night and helping to raise awareness about the availability of cancer screening in Rajasthan, which can save many lives. I hope we raise a lot of money for a brilliant cause..and another win would top it off,Jaipur was even lit up Pink last night for this great cause,” Stokes’ Instagram post read.
Once the followers pointed out the mistake in his post with regards to the match date, Stokes reposted the same with the caption reading: “It's tonight not tomorrow as I said in my first post...#cancerout”.
During the IPL auction in January 2018, Stokes was roped in by the Rajasthan Royals franchise for a whopping sum of 12.50 crores. The maverick all-rounder, however, hasn’t been able to justify the worth of his huge price tag.
In the ongoing Indian Premier League, Stokes is yet to hit a fifty in 10 innings while he has picked up only 3 wickets thus far.