Akshar Patel Dismisses Ryan Sidebottom But Why Was It So Weird?
Cricket can get cruel at times when the dice of luck doesn’t run your way and something similar happened in the case of Ryan Sidebottom. Akshar Patel who has signed for Durham for the last 6 Championship Games was bowling to Ryan Sidebottom who gently flicked one to forward short leg. While the fielder was trying to get away to save himself, the ball directly hit him and reflected back to Patel who had just completed his delivery stride. The video has been going viral on social media ever since.
— Durham CCC 🏏 (@DurhamCricket) September 7, 2018
Meanwhile, the all-rounder from India continued from where he left and finished with 7 wickets taking his game tally to 9. Owing to his string of good performances Patel was also recently rewarded a place in India’s limited-overs squad in the upcoming Asia Cup and it would be interesting to see how he goes about his business.