Baba Aparajith Mankaded Jagadeesan: One of the senior members of the Tamil Nadu cricket team Narayan Jagadeesan who is currently playing for Chepauk Super Gillies in TNPL 2022 made an inappropriate gesture by showing his middle finger towards the camera after Baba Aparajith mankaded him.
Baba Aparajith Mankaded Jagadeesan
As per TNPL 2022 schedule, Chepauk Super Gillies and Nellai Royal Kings locked their horns to play the first match of the TNPL 2022 in Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli.
Winning the toss, Chepauk Super Gillies decides to bowl first where Nellai Royal Kings scored 184 runs for 4 wickets loss at the end of the innings. On behalf of Chepauk Super Gillies, captain Kaushik Gandhi and wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan opened the innings.
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During the over, when N Jagadeesan was standing at the non-strikers’ end he stepped out of the crease before Baba Aparajith could release the delivery. Noting this Baba Aparajith mankaded Jagadeesan for 25 runs.
Narayan Jagadeesan was not much happy with his state teammates’ move to dismiss him. Jagadeesan was seen in anger while leaving the field and he started to show hm middle finger as a gesture to express his anger.
Earlier this year, the ICC moved the ‘Mankad’ mode of dismissal under Law 38, which is for run-out. Thus Aparajith’s move has been accepted by the umpire. But Jagadeesan’s gesture might roll him into legal action as the state association might take an action against the cricketer for his inappropriate gesture.
As far as the match result is concerened, the first match of the TNPL 2022 ended in a tie after which the Nellai Royal Kings won the match by super over where Sanjay Yadav has been named as the player of the match for his unbeaten 87 runs off 47 balls.
With the victory, Nellai Royal Kings moves the first position in the TNPL 2022 points table.
Jagadeesan has played 26 first-class, 36 List A, and 45 T20 matches. He has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2018.
Murali Vijay Set to play for Ruby Trichy Warriors
On the 2nd day of the tournament, Dindigul Dragons will lock their horns against Ruby Trichy Warriors at the same venue.
Out-of-favour India batsman Murali Vijay will be in action for the Warriors in the fixture. Notably, he has been away from competitive cricket since IPL 2020.
Murali Vijay will be making a comeback into cricket this season through TNPL. He said, “I will play this year’s TNPL and want to enjoy my cricket. Batting is all about core balance and stability. Then your stable mind and reflexes come into play.
I do not want to set myself any targets. Just want to play my natural game. TNPL is a gift to the cricketers from Tamil Nadu, particularly the youngsters. It provides them with a stage watched by millions. Then they can climb the ladder.”