WATCH : Avesh Khan’s playful exchange with Jitesh Sharma targeting him with the Kookaburra


Winning the toss proved to be a boon for the Rajasthan Royals, who wasted no time in sending Punjab opener Atharva Taida packing in just the fourth over. Punjab’s woes deepened as Prabhsimran Singh, struggling to find form all season, departed in the seventh over, leaving them at 42/2.

The batting lineup continued to crumble with Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran falling rapidly, reducing Punjab to 53/4 by the 10th over. Adding to their troubles, Shashank Singh, a rising star, also fell early in the 13th over, marking his first dismissal this season.

However, amidst the tension of the match, a light-hearted moment unfolded in the 17th over involving Jitesh Sharma and Avesh Khan. As Avesh prepared to bowl, Jitesh faced issues with the sight screen, prompting him to request a halt in Avesh’s run-up.

Initially, Avesh seemed displeased, but soon, both players shared a smile, and Avesh playfully aimed the ball at Jitesh, sparking laughter from both sides.

This banter continued as Avesh dismissed Jitesh with the very first ball of the next over, punctuating his celebration with a comical jump right in front of the Vidarbha-based batter as Jitesh trudged back to the pavilion. Avesh’s on-field antics delighted the Twitterverse, igniting discussions across various social media platforms.


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