Sunil Narine, who had won the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by snatching a win from the jaws of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), has been in trouble. KXIP and KKR’s on-field umpires have complained about their bowling action. According to a statement issued by the Indian Premier League, ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’ player Sunil Naren has been reported for suspected bowling action during the match against Kings XI Punjab. This report was made by on-field umpires Ulhas Gandhi and Chris Gafane.
If Sunil Naren is found guilty of another violation, he can be prevented from bowling again. According to the BCCI, Sunil Narine will be placed on the warning list under the IPL’s illegal bowling action policy. However, he will be allowed to continue bowling during the tournament. Only after the report of BCCI’s Bowling Action Committee will be decided to ban, suspend or not ban their bowling.
This is not the first time Sunil Naren’s bowling action has raised questions. In the past, he has also been accused of illegal bowling in Pakistan Cricket League (PSL) and International Cricket. KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab by 2 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening. KKR had scored 164 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the target, the Punjab team could manage 162 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Punjab needed 14 runs to win in the last over, but Naren conceded just 11 runs. Glenn Maxwell on the last ball tried to take the match to the super over with a six, but his shot missed a direct boundary by a couple of inches and Kolkata’s head was sealed.
After winning the match, leg-spinner Sunil Narine said, ‘When the last ball went up in the air, I thought I was going to bowl outside. I made it wide, but then I felt that I had made a mistake. It is not right for me to bowl in the death overs. But one has to do it. I am accustomed to do this in the past. Breaths keep beating, I keep calm. ‘
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