Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls first no-ball since October 2015
20 July 2021
Rajagopal Sathish a familiar name for those who follow domestic cricket in India continues to spring surprises as he picked up 5/10 in the second game of the Tamil Nadu Premier League’s 2021 edition. This is the second-best figure in the league’s five season’s history so far. The record for the best figure's is held by Sathish's teammate Ramadoss Alexandar who recorded 5/9 against Trichy Warriors in 2019.
Playing for Chepauk Super Gillies, the two-time champions at their home ground of M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, the 40-year-old struck in the very first cover removing S Dinesh of the Tiruppur Tamizhans. The wily old fox then came back in his second over which was the third over of the innings and removed two more Tiruppur batters S Aravind and P Francis Rokins.
As if all this was not enough, the 41 First-Class matches and 67 T20 matches veteran bowled all his four overs on a trot removing Tushar Raheja and R Rajakumar in his third and fourth over respectively and putting the Tiruppur team in all sorts of trouble, reducing them to 24-6 in only the seventh over of the innings.
All these efforts by the Tiruchchirappalli born however summarised to nothing as the match was eventually called off due to incessant rain at the venue. This is now the second successive game since the start of the tournament on July 20 that has been called off.