Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Moeen Ali started trending on social media after he got out for a golden duck that too on a free-hit against SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020 Eliminator on Friday. Moeen Ali had just walked into the middle after the dismissal of Aaron Finch in the 11th over of the innings. SRH left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem bowled a front-foot ball to AB de Villiers and he took a single to get off the strike. Moeen Ali came in to face the free hit and it was a golden opportunity for him to open his account as all but one mode of dismissals were out of question.
However, what followed thereafter was something that doesn’t happen that often on the field. Nadeem bowled a full delivery right into the block hole and Moeen Ali smashed it straight to Rashid Khan, stationed at the extra-cover, and decided to steal a quick single. The SRH leg-spinner, who is lightening quick in the field, aimed a direct hit and smashed the stumps to send the England all-rounder packing, leaving RCB reeling at 62/4 after 11 overs.
Watch the dismissal here:
— Paul Watson (@watsonmpaul) November 6, 2020
While the manner in which Moeen Ali got out was hard to digest for the RCB supporters, people on social media used the opportunity to flood the internet with all sorts of hilarious memes.
— Himanshu ranjan (@Himansh71663914) November 6, 2020
— Shazz (@shah5981) November 6, 2020
*You can’t get out off a Free Hit delivery*
*Le Moeen Ali – pic.twitter.com/tVfgFGAXT8
— Sassy_Naari (@sassy_naari) November 6, 2020
After getting Run Out on a free hit,
— Mannoj (@SarcasticMannoj) November 6, 2020
— Rajat Kandpal (@RajatKandpal7) November 6, 2020
Earlier, SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and invited RCB to bat. Virat Kohli came out to open the innings but departed cheaply in the second over, edging leg side straight to the wicket-keeper.
Apart from AB de Villiers (56 off 43 balls) and Aaron Finch (32 off 30 balls) no other RCB batter occupied the crease for long to make an impact in the game and could only manage 131/7 in 20 overs.
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