Haris Rauf’s Pace Proves Too Much for Shreyas Iyer’s Bat, Gets Split in Two
In the highly anticipated Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan, the clash of titans witnessed a thrilling moment when Shreyas Iyer’s bat split in two, thanks to a searing delivery from Pakistan’s Haris Rauf. With the match briefly halted due to rain, India found themselves in a challenging situation after losing two key batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Shreyas Iyer walked in at number four and initially appeared comfortable against Pakistan’s fiery fast-bowling attack.
However, in the eighth over of the match, Haris Rauf unleashed a rapid delivery that shattered Iyer’s bat into two pieces. Iyer had played a cover drive, which earned him two runs, but the force of Rauf’s delivery left his bat in tatters. Despite the bat-splitting incident, Iyer managed to find his rhythm and quickly struck two boundaries. With two sensational wickets by Shaheen Afridi causing havoc in India’s batting lineup, the team’s hopes rested on Iyer’s shoulders.
Shreyas Iyer’s bat broken on Haris Rauf’s delivery. pic.twitter.com/CWs68vOGgC
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 2, 2023
Unfortunately for India, Iyer’s comeback proved challenging, as he was dismissed by another brilliant delivery from Haris Rauf in the 10th over. Rauf sent a short ball off to the offside, and Iyer, attempting a pull shot, found the hands of Fakhar Zaman at mid-wicket. The early departures of star batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had already put India in a precarious position. Rohit was unable to decipher a quality inswinger and departed with just 11 runs off 22 balls. Kohli, on the other hand, fell victim to an out-swinging delivery, nicking it onto his stumps after scoring only 4 runs off 7 balls.
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