Indian cricketer KL Rahul gave the men-in-blue fans a mini-heart attack during the first T20I against West Indies when his silly throw had almost denied India a wicket.
The incident happened in the fourth over of West Indies innings who were batting first after winning the toss. When Khaleel Ahmed bowled a delivery on Shai Hope's pads, he flicked it straight in hands of Rahul at short mid-wicket.
A brain fade moment for the West Indies batsmen Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, as they had a mix-up during running between the wickets. There was no run and they realized it later when it was too late.
Rahul quickly collected the ball, but he ended up throwing it over wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik's head. Thankfully, Manish Pandey was covering him and he caught the throw and dislodged the bails.
It was an easy run-out but for a second everyone skipped a heartbeat seeing that kind of throw.
Here is how fans reacted to it:
That KL Rahul throw. Karnataka ignoring Tamil Nadu nicely.— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) November 4, 2018
*RUNS AND HIDES*
KL Rahul making sure that WI scores enough runs on board so that he can start up with bat.#INDvWIN— charudatt bansod (@chAAshOO) November 4, 2018
Kl rahul only in the team because he looks like kohli from distance.#INDvWI— Saurabh Kumar (@Saurabh78446267) November 4, 2018
Horrible throw by KL Rahul, who shows absolute lack of poise. Brilliant awareness by Manish Pandey to grab the throw after it went over keeper Karthik's head. #INDvWI— avijit ghosh (@cinemawaleghosh) November 4, 2018
First an idiotic throw and now drop catch by KL Rahul and wasted 1 important review in Asia Cup. #INDvWI— Lord Voldemort (@Smart_Ladka) November 4, 2018
That throw was so bad that even they are considering the runout made by Manish Pandey not KL Rahul????— Manish (@IManishh10) November 4, 2018
KL Rahul trying hard on field to make sure that he will get to bat today.#INDvWI— ಕೃಷ್ಣಕತೆ (@KrishnaKathe) November 4, 2018
KL Rahul is so much better than how he played today. That god awful throw to run Shai Hope out, a drop catch and his poor batting form just doesn’t seem to end. Not the best number three option, maybe.— हर्ष जैन (@JaiinSahab) November 4, 2018
Hope to see him comeback strong! #INDvsWI