Mumbai Indians (MI) left-arm quick Trent Boult was once again brilliant for his team on Saturday (April 18) in Match 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Boult was as good with the new ball in the powerplay overs as he was with the old one at the death. The experienced New Zealand fast-bowler ended with figures of 3/28 to help MI clinch their second consecutive victory of the tournament.
The defending champions won over SRH on another traditionally slow, spin-friendly track in Chennai by a margin of 13 runs with Boult contributing significantly. In MI’s win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as well, Trent Boult had played his part wonderfully, going for just 27 runs and taking 2 wickets off his 4 overs.
In the early days of the IPL 2021, Boult is the third highest wicket-taker for the tournament with 6 scalps from three outings at an average of 15.71 while going at an economy rate of 7.80 runs per over.
Trent Boult’s fantastic new ball exploits are world-renowned but in the competition so far, he has also shown an expanded range to his bowling by keeping a wood over batsmen in the closing stages of the innings as well.
WATCH – Trent Boult lose his footing and ‘swim’ to the boundary rope
Whatever Trent Boult does as a bowler looks beautiful and elegant. And thus, a sight in complete contrast to his bowling self was the one when he funnily lost his footing in the field against SRH and ended up conceding a boundary.
The amusing incident happened on the final ball of the fifth-over of MI’s bowling innings. As SRH batsman David Warner hit left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya low full-toss through the cover region, Boult was left needing to cover the ground and put in a desperate dive to save runs for his team.
However, Boult lost his footing in the process and was seen moving his hands across as he fell down to the ground. Seeing the ball smash the boundary ropes, Boult put his head down in disappointment, before getting up.
Trent Boult made up well for his fielding error but the funny sight of him almost swimming close to the ropes went all over social media.
— Raj Nathwani🇮🇳 (@rajnatuu) April 17, 2021