Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar Escape Injury After Door Of Commentary Box Shatters
Former India cricketers turned commentator Sunil Gavaskar, and Sanjay Manjrekar escaped injuries minutely after a door of the commentary box shattered during the second T20I against Windies.
Meanwhile, the hosts banked on their skipper to post 195 runs at the halfway stage. Rohit Sharma brought his fourth T20I century to guide India to a massive total with useful contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. India got off to a slow start but soon break free as Dhawan took 17 runs in the third over.
Since then, it was only Rohit Sharma who dominated the show with his powerful hitting. He remained unbeaten on 111 runs from 61 balls with the help of eight fours and seven sixes to help India post a huge total. Rahul also chipped in with 26 runs at the fag end to India neared the 200-run mark.
However, in reply, Windies batsmen once again struggled to put up a good effort as the crumbled down for 124 runs. Young Khaleel Ahmed, who shared the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, impressed once again. He bagged two wickets with the new ball to give India a perfect start in pursuit of defending the target.
The others bowlers also chipped in with useful contributions as India sealed the series beating Windies by 71 runs.
Meanwhile, it was a special occasion for the people from Lucknow as the city was hosting an international game after 24 years. On the other hand, the stadium, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, was hosting its first-ever international match. More than 50000 crowds turned up at the stadium to witness the history unfolding in front of their eyes.
However, things could have taken a wrong turn during the fixture. Sanjay Manjrekar and Sunil Gavaskar narrowly escaped an injury after one of the glass doors of the commentary box shattered just as the duo were entering the enclosure. Both the former cricketers were lucky to return unharmed.
“One of the glass doors just crumbled like a pack of cards but luckily no one sustained any injuries. All are safe,” Manjrekar later said.
The third and the final T20I between India and Windies is on November 11 (Sunday) at Chennai.
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