The 14th Match of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is currently underway at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Earlier PBKS skipper KL Rahul won the toss and decided to bat first. However, their decision to bat first backfired massively though as they got off to a disappointing start.
Captain Lokesh Rahul (4) was the first batsman to get out as he played a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery straight to Kedar Jadhav at mid-wicket.
After a nightmarish start, opening batsman Mayank Agarwal (22) became the second batsman after KL Rahul to get out as his attempt to up the ante against Khaleel Ahmed resulted in his dismissal.
Nicholas Pooran Went For Diamond Duck
Nicholas Pooran, who was promoted to No. 4 for the first time this season, registered a diamond duck when a slight miscommunication with veteran batsman Chris Gayle found him short of his crease. Pooran, who is yet to fire this season, had to walk back to the pavilion without even facing a delivery today. Simultaneously, it was also Nicholas Pooran’s third duck of the edition in as many as four games, proving to be an unlucky season for him.
In doing so, the West Indian registered a unique and unwanted record to his name. Pooran became the first player in the history of the IPL to register a two-ball duck, a one-ball duck and a zero-ball duck in the same IPL season. The only runs he has scored came against Delhi Capitals where he managed to score nine runs.
Nicholas Pooran in IPL 2021:
• Golden duck Vs RR.
• Silver duck Vs CSK.
• 9 runs Vs DC.
• Diamond duck Vs SRH.
What is Diamond Duck in Cricket?
Diamond Duck in cricket is defined as a scenario when a batsman gets out without even facing a delivery.
Twitter was abuzz after Nicholas Pooran registered yet another duck in the IPL 2021. They shared creative memes soon after his dismissal. A certain section of fans also trolled the southpaw for his consecutive failures.