In the 25th match in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League (IPL), R Ashwin stunned Kings XI Punjab fans by dropping local boy Yuvraj Singh from playing XI and bringing Manoj Tiwary in his place on Thursday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
On Thursday, Tiwari made his first appearance in IPL 2018 and caught Twitterati’s attention with his ‘slingy’ bowling action. Tiwary came to bowl in the 8th over of the first innings, and his bowling action reminded cricket fans of Lasith Malinga and Kedar Jadhav.
Though Tiwari was not able to do much wonder with the ball, his action soon became the talk of the town.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
“Although Jadhav( #CSK )has been ruled out of this #IPL2018 but Manoj Tiwary(#kxip) didn’t let us miss his bowling style in yesterday’s match! #SRHvKXIP,” wrote a Twitter user.
” Signaling No-ball !!!
Manoj Tiwary that’s not your job.#SRHvKXIP #IPL2018,” wrote another cricket fan on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
” Manoj Tiwary is bowling like how Superman flies.#IPL2018 #SRHvKXIP,” wrote another Twitter user.
— Tarun🇮🇳 (@tarun7sk) April 26, 2018
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) April 26, 2018
After saw Manoj Tiwary bowling action..
— Saurabh Manjhi 💛 (@saurabhmanjhi_) April 26, 2018
Signaling No-ball !!!
— Dugout Cricket 🇮🇳 (@DugoutCricket) April 26, 2018
— Come On CSK 💛 (@madam_jadeja) April 26, 2018
— Tejas (@tejasd24) April 26, 2018
— Tanuj Singh (@TheTanuj10) April 27, 2018
This Manoj Tiwary’s action is hilarious. Oh I can’t stop laughing
— Aditya (@CAA_256) April 26, 2018
WTF…Where is ICC now?? what kind of action is this?? If a same act done by Pakistani bowler he will be banned during the over but he is Indian.#IPL #ManojTiwary #Malinga #ICC #SRHvKXIP pic.twitter.com/adxJsM8yOS
— Sultan Mehmood Khan (@smk_77) April 26, 2018
With that bowling action, Manoj Tiwary will make even Kedar Jadhav and Lasith Malinga jealous. #IPL
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) April 26, 2018
— Bhargava (@bhargava_tweets) April 26, 2018
Earlier on Thursday, spin twins Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan shared five wickets between them to help Sunrisers Hyderabad defend a meagre 132 against Kings XI Punjab by 13 runs in a nail-biting Indian Premier League (IPL) clash as the Orange Army vaulted to the No.2 spot on the points table.