Watch: Lack of communication between Sanju Samson, Avesh Khan results in a near-collision, drop catch | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals wicket-keeper Sanju Samson and pacer Avesh Khan almost ended up in a collision while attempting a catch amid no communication between the two during the clash against Punjab Kings in Mullanpur on Saturday.
Amid the confusion between the bowler and the ‘keeper, the catch was also dropped and resulted in a couple of runs for the opposition.
The incident took place in the penultimate over of the Punjab innings when Avesh bowled a fullish delivery and Ashutosh Sharma miscued his heave to mid-wicket.
As soon as the ball ballooned, Avesh went for the catch and so did the teammate and gloveman Samson. As there was no communication between the two, both leaped for the catch simultaneously and neither of them was able to hold on to the ball.

Both Samson and Avesh laughed it off along with the teammates as the duo avoided an injury.
Despite the drop catch, Royals managed to restrict Punjab to a par 147 for 8 in the 27th match of the league.
While Keshav Maharaj and Avesh Khan picked up a couple of wickets each, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen and Yuzvendra Chahal bagged a wicket apiece for Rajasthan.
For Punjab Ashutosh (31) and Jitesh Sharma (29) were the top scorers.


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