During yesterday’s IPL 2019 match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, Stuart Binny impressed everyone with his quick-paced batting style by smashing runs at a strike rate of 300. His heroics could have brought victory for Ajinkya Rahane-led side but he was short of balls in the end.
It was not just his batting which caught attention of all, but also his attempt to tease Mohammad Shami and skipper R Aswhin over ‘Mankading’ lead to a funny incident in the game. Mohammad Shami bowled the 18th over, and on the fifth ball, Royals needed a boundary or six to ease the stress off the last two overs. Needing 38 of 13 balls, Rahane looked to hit last ball for a long distance and shifted towards the off just when Shami was going to deliver.
Seeing Rahane move, Shami pulled out at the last moment. When Shami was returning to the bowling end, Binny teased him on the non-striker’s end over ‘Mankading’. Binny showed him that his leg was well within the crease, and gestured him to look at his leg. Have a look at the video below.
The ‘Mankading’ incident led to a major controversy at the start of IPL 2019 after R Ashwin ran out Jos Buttler in the earlier clash between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab. Meanwhile, in yesterday’s match, Rajasthan Royals lost by 12 runs while chasing 173-run target. Binny scored a quickfire of 33 runs of 11 balls in the end.