Known for his calm and composed nature, an appeal from Rajasthan Royals' Chandila left KXIP skipper Gilchrist shocked. (BCCI) (BCCI)
Mohali: Known for his calm and composed nature, an appeal from Rajasthan Royals' Ajit Chandila on Thursday left Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist shocked. The Rajasthan off-spinner made the appeal in the third over of the innings.
Shaun Marsh, who was on strike, hit the ball to mid-on and on seeing the ball being fielded there, Gilchrist, who was inches out of the crease at the non-striker's end, immediately turned to make his way back into the crease. The incoming throw hit Gilchrist on the glove and the rebound was collected by Chandila.
Finding Gilchrist inches short of the crease, Chandila hit the stumps and appealed, prompting Gilchrist to give the bowler a good stare. Rajasthan skipper Rahul Dravid rushed in to defuse the tension. Even the umpire looked perplexed for a while, but Dravid told him that they were not appealing and afterwards things settled down.
Later, while walking back after addressing the post-match press conference, it seemed Gilchrist was surprised that nobody from the media had asked him about the incident.