Watch: A hilarious moment in the field, with Trent Boult staggering and slipping in an attempt to prevent a boundary, amused everyone except for bowler Krunal Pandya in Mumbai Indians’ IPL 2021 clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The amusing incident occurred at the end of the fifth over of SRH’s pursuit of 151, with Jonny Bairstow having got the team in orange off to a flier. It was David Warner who did the damage on this occasion, driving Krunal firmly through the off-side.
Boult set off in pursuit, only to start to lose his footing as he neared the ball. His attempt to keep himself up added to the comedy, with the Kiwi new-ball bowler desperately flailing as the ball stayed just out of reach. Some suggested it was as if he was running on a treadmill, while others likened it to him swimming through the air.
Boult eventually collapsed to the ground, burying his face in the turf just as the ball crashed into the rope.
Krunal failed to see the funny side, but there was plenty of mirth in the commentary box to make up for it.