IPL 2018 is in full flow and the action is heating up, but amid hardcore cricket and passion, there is still place for compassion and care. Mumbai Indians cricketer and all-rounder Hardik Pandya issued a heartfelt apology to his Mumbai Indians (MI) team-mate Ishan Kishan after a throw by him hit the young keeper-batsman in the eye during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday.
Kishan had to be taken off the field after a long throw from Pandya hit him flush on the eye and knocked him to the floor. The 19-year-old was taken off the field immediately and skipper Rohit Sharma handed the gloves to Mumbaikar Aditya Tare, reported DNA.
On Wednesday, Pandya took to social media site Twitter and shared a picture of himself with a much better looking Kishan, and wrote,”Mera cutie pie, Sorry bhai! Stay strong.”
The said incident happened during Mumbai’s face-off with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Jasprit Bumrah bowled to Virat Kohli in the 12th over and the visiting captain pulled it uppishly to sneak a single.
Pandya picked up the ball and threw it towards Kishan when Sarfaraz Khan was running towards the wicket. Kishan wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time and that ball hit him directly on the right eye. Serious pain caused by the hit had Ishan reeling in the field. A physio was called to take look at his swollen right eye. Despite this unfortunate incident, MI beat RCB by 46 runs and opened their account in IPL 2018.