IPL 2020: Sunil Gavaskar questions Navdeep Saini's dangerous beamer to Marcus Stoinis

Incident occurred during Royal Challengers Bangalore's match against Delhi Capitals in Dubai

Marcus Stoinis of Delhi Capitals receives treatment after being hit by the ball during match 19 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the 
Delhi Capitals held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the 5th October 2020.  Photo by: Ron Gaunt  / Sportzpics for BCCI
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Former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar raised questions regarding Navdeep Saini's dangerous beamer at Marcus Stoinis in an ugly incident in the IPL in Dubai on Monday.

A high full toss by the Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler, which was clocked at 143kph on the TV speedgun, hit Stoinis on the knuckle of his left-hand. It was called a no ball.

Delhi Capitals batsman Stoinis, who had hit Saini for a six and four off the preceding two balls, was visibly angered, and required treatment to his fingers.

Gavaskar, who was on commentary at the time, questioned whether it had been an accident.

“It was quick,” Gavaskar said.

“Look at that. You can tell me anything, but whatever you say, a yorker does not go that high.

“If you bowl a fuller yorker, it might go by the knee. At best it would go above the midriff. Anything over that, no way.

“No way you can tell me that has slipped.”

Stoinis was charged up by the incident. He was already scoring at a good rate at that point, and he proceeded to reach 53 not out from 26 balls to help Delhi to 194 for four from their 20 overs.

Saini has previously bowled a chest-high full toss that hit Rajasthan Royals batsman Rahul Tewatia in their last match in Abu Dhabi.


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