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A bizarre incident took place at the 2023 Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) in the second game. The Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) played against the Salem Spartans (SLST). CSG won the toss and choose to bat. CSG did well with the bat and they were 191-5 in the 19th over. The 20th over of the first innings was bowled by Abhishek Tanwar, who conceded three runs and a boundary in the first five balls. Then, the drama happened, he bowled four no-balls and a wide off of the last ball and gave away two sixes as well. This took the total number of runs to 18 on the last ball.
CSG finished with 217-5 in the 20th over of their innings. The right-arm bowler’s execution went pear-shaped in the last over as he conceded just 18 runs in his previous three overs. But the last overtook an eternity to finish as he was taken to the cleaners by Sanjay Yadav, who was the batter on strike. When the match finished, CSG was all over Salem Spartans as they beat them by 52 runs. In the end, Tanwar’s figures read 1-44 in 4 overs.
“I have to take the blame for the last over – four no-balls being a senior bowler was disappointing. The wind did not help as it played a huge role. We have planned that way as we have a lot of openers and there is confusion because of that, but after this game, we should have that sorted [on sending Kaushik Gandhi at 5],” Abhishek Tanwar said at the post-match presentation. The bowler and SLST skipper did not have a good game.
The TNPL has been a bloodline for churning out talent to Tamil Nadu cricket over the past few years. The league has given the southern state a lot of youngsters who have gone on to represent Tamil Nadu in first-class cricket. This edition of the TNPL will be played in four venues namely, Salem, Dindigul, Tirunelveli and Coimbatore. The next match will be played on Wednesday 14 June.
Let us take a look at the reactions on Twitter:
IPL, come outside we just wanna talk 😭😭😭
— MG (@ManeeshGiri_) June 13, 2023
Dinda academy permanent member
— Krish (@KRiSHhh_07) June 13, 2023
We all know what this means pic.twitter.com/fBZS3P8xay
— Arjun Sethi (@Roguelost) June 13, 2023
Bro thinks he's pat Cummins (for his no balls)
— abhi (@im_ab2) June 13, 2023
Amir wants to know your location 😂
— Satyam Borikar 🏏🏆 (@im_satyam45) June 13, 2023
Smiles in Mohammad Amir pic.twitter.com/LtoxAI0oVi
— Vivek Tanna (@vivektanna2) June 13, 2023
— Shark 🦈 (@Motichur_laddoo) June 13, 2023
How the hell is this possible?
— Sonali (@all_i_know_26) June 13, 2023
Another class player found
— Sameer Vaghela (@isameervaghela) June 14, 2023
I felt bad for this guy,he bowled exceptionally well for his 1st 3 overs don't know what went wrong in his last over, I am sure he will come back stronger in remaining matches
— Syed Muhammad (@ImCricLegend) June 13, 2023
Once a gentleman said " Don't celebrate too early" pic.twitter.com/RxAgjWrubb
— Lordgod🚩 (@LordGod188) June 13, 2023