The 47th match of IPL 2022 is underway right now, where the Rajasthan Royals are battling the Kolkata Knight Riders. A rare incident happened in the match, where RR’s fielder Prasidh Krishna hit his own teammate Trent Boult while throwing a ball at the striker’s end.
On the first ball of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings’ third over, Boult bowled a length delivery to Baba Indrajith. The batter took two runs, and in an attempt to run the batter out, Krishna threw a ball towards the striker’s end. Unfortunately, the ball could not reach the final target.
Boult was standing in the way. The bowler completed his follow-through and looked at the result of the delivery. He was caught a little off-guard by the throw from Krishna as he lost his balance. Luckily, there was no serious injury to him. Boult got up with a smile and went to bowl the next delivery.
Speaking of the match between KKR and RR, Anukul Roy made his debut for the Kolkata-based franchise and picked up one wicket in the first innings. In an interview with the host broadcasters after the first innings, Roy said:
“Feels good to be wearing the purple of KKR. In the nets, I was bowling with the new ball. I was bowling well so they tried me in the powerplay. In the powerplay I field at point and after the powerplay I field on the fence and in zones where the ball comes more.”
Fans on Twitter react as Prasidh Krishna accidentally hits Trent Boult with a quick throw
Here is the video of that incident from the 13th ball of the Kolkata Knight Riders innings, followed by the top Twitter reactions to it:
Prasidh Krishna with a direct hit on Boult pic.twitter.com/iwapbDrqAc— Vaishnavi Sawant (@VaishnaviS45) May 2, 2022
Boult getting wiped out by his own teammate in Krishna! His reaction is priceless 😂😂 #IPL2022— ⚡️ Karl Seed ⚡️ (@KarlSeed29_PNE) May 2, 2022
Boult to Krishna : हमें तो अपनो ने लूटा…— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 2, 2022
Krishna to Boult: अच्छा हुआ पैर नहीं टूटा— Kshitij Sinha (@kshitij_sinhaha) May 2, 2022
If any other cricketer in that position they may disappoint with throw to his ankle for sure— STEADY (@SteadyTheShip) May 2, 2022
But Trent Boult know its just accidental and immediately gave high five to fielder with smile on his face
My @BLACKCAPS players most sportive atlhlets in the world 🤩#KKRvRR #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/Alf9QJcpHI