In what turned out to be a comical series of events, Sunrisers Hyderabad middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav reviewed an LBW that was never in contention to get overturned. Anrich Nortje was bowling for the Delhi Capitals in the 13th over of the game and Rishabh Pant‘s gamble to bring the fast bowler worked wonderfully.
He bowled it full and straight to Jadhav, who failed to cope with the extra pace and missed the ball completely. Jadhav was caught plumb in front of the wicket and the umpire had no doubts in his mind that it was out. However, in a desperate attempt to compensate for the side, Jadhav went for the referral.
Earlier in the innings, Rishabh Pant too had gone for a desperate review to get Kane Williamson’s wicket, but the players failed to realize the thick inside edge. In a repeat of one such error in judgement, Jadhav only found the ball crashing into the middle stump on the big screen and had an awkward walk back.
It induced some hilarious reactions on Twitter, the most notable ones being these.
— Ajay Nain (@AjayNain44) September 22, 2021
Kedar Jadhav thinking he’s important enough to waste the review is hilarious
— Tom Carpenter (@Carpo34) September 22, 2021
Here’s the full video of that incident
The rough patch continues for Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav was expected to solve Sunrisers Hyderabad’s middle-order crisis, but as it turns out, the experienced Indian cricketer has not managed to do so. He wasn’t in the first team straight away and in the few chances he got, he failed to make an impression. As a result, the Sunrisers have picked up just two points in their first seven games, taking them totally out of contention to reach the playoffs.
Jadhav registered scores of 3, 19, 12, 9, and 4 in the five opportunities he got to bat this IPL. He scored 47 runs at an average under 16, failing to turn things around for the Orange Army. He has averaged less than 21 in the last two seasons and in 2018, he played just one game due to an injury. The 36-year-old represented Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings prior to joining the Sunrisers Hyderabad.