N Jagadeesan reacts after being fired in TNPL’s season opener.© Twitter
The 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League season got off to a dramatic start as the first match turned out to be a thriller decided in a Super Over. But there was drama in abundance otherwise too, with Baba Aparajith driving N Jagadeesan out to the non-striker as he rushed to the bowl and the lead-off hitter responded with a one-fingered salute. In the fourth over of the Chepauk Super Gillies’ chase against Nellai Royal Kings, Jagadeesan was caught back-up by Baba Aparajith, who went on to give him “Mankad”. When a frustrated Jagadeesan walked back to the dugout, he turned back toward the bowlers and held up his middle finger.
But Jagadeesan was not ready yet. After taking off his gloves, he made the obscene gesture again.
Watch: N Jagadeesan gets Mankaded, reacts with middle finger
— Jayaselvaa (@jayaselvaa1) June 23, 2022
Cricket law administrators, the Marylebone Cricket Club, recently reclassified the controversial run-out as ‘unfair play’ under Law 41 and included it in Law 38 regarding legitimate run-outs.
Jagadeesan had earned 25 out of 15 before his discharge.
Previously, the Nellai Royal Kings had scored 184/4 off Sanjay Yadav’s stunning 47-ball 87 and opener Laxmesha Suryaprakash’s 50-ball 62.
In response, Jagadeesan’s opening partner scored 64 out of 42, but the team was still in trouble.
However, S Harish Kumar hit two fours and a six in the final to tie the score and move the game to the Super Over.
Jagadeesan’s six of the last ball of their Super Over saw the Super Ghillies score 9 runs. But the Royal Kings chased it in five deliveries to win the opening game.
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