Shardul’s send-off to de Kock irks MI skipper Rohit

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Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' Shardul Thakur celebrates fall of Quinton de Kock's wicket during the Final match of IPL 2019 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, on May 12, 2019. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Hyderabad:  Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma was upset with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seamer Shardul Thakur’s behaviour in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday.

Thakur gave Quinton de Kock quite a send-off after removing him for a 17-ball 29, which did not go down well with Sharma. The MI skipper could be seen walking over to the umpire to have a word.

Umpire Ian Gould then came up to Shardul and had a word with him.

After Rohit opted to bat first, de Kock gave MI a brisk start as he hit Thakur for a six in the second over before smashing Deepak Chahar for three sixes in the third over.

When Thakur returned in the fifth over, de Kock again hit him for a six in the fourth delivery. However, Thakur had his revenge in the very next ball, forcing an edge off de Kock’s bat that was easily taken by skipper M.S. Dhoni behind the stumps. Thakur then gave de Kock a send-off, as the crowd roared in the stands.

Visakhapatnam: Chennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni shakes hands after winning the 2nd Qualifier match of IPL 2019 between against Delhi Capitals at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, on May 10, 2019. CSK won by 6 wickets. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)