S Sujay of the Lyca Kovai Kings was caught short of his crease in a Tamil Nadu Premier League game on Tuesday, but none of the Salem Spartans players protested for the wicket.
On a cricket pitch, players unexpectedly appealing for a wicket is a typical occurrence. However, players who do not even make a real request are few. When a batter is out and the fielding side fails to appeal for the wicket, it is an unusual occurrence. It’s nothing more than a brainfade! On Tuesday, a similar occurrence occurred during a Tamil Nadu Premier League match between Salem Spartans and Lyca Kovai Kings at SCF Cricket Ground.
Lyca Kovai Kings’ S Sujay was the hitter who had Lady Luck on his side. On the fourth ball of the third over, he guided a fuller delivery towards cover point in an attempt to swipe a single. A good fielding effort resulted in a throw at the non-striker’s end. Sujay hopped over without even entering the crease to save himself. The ball had already hit the stumps before he could fall within. Sujay was gone for all the money, but luckily for him, none of the Salem Spartans players appealed.
Sujay, who was batting on 10, went on to smash 44 runs off 32 balls, enabling Lyca Kovai Kings record 199 for 8 in 20 overs. Salem Spartans were bundled out for 120 runs, losing by 79 runs.
Earlier this month, during a match between Chepauk Super Gillies and Salem Spartans in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, history was created. Abhishek Tanwar, the Spartans’ captain, gave up 18 runs when he finished the last legal ball of the 20th over of the game.