Yusuf Pathan given out as obstructing the field against Pune in IPL 2013

One new shocking incident happened in the IPL 6 on Wednesday 15 May, 2013, during the match of the Kolkata Knight Riders against Pune Warriors. Yusuf Pathan became the first batsman in the history of T20 cricket to be dismissed because of obstructing the field during the match against Pune Warriors. Besides Yusuf Pathan, other 6 cricket players were ruled out for same reason in the cricket history. Only one batsman Briton Len Hutton was dismissed in the test cricket and other five cricket players were ruled out during the ODIs. Pakistan's Mohammed Hafeez (2013), Rameez Raja (1987) and Inzamam ul haq (2006) were dismissed for obstructing the field. Besides Yusuf Pathan, one other Indian batsman Mohinder Amarnath (1989) was ruled out for the same reason.

Yusuf Pathan given out as obstructing the field against Pune in IPL 2013

On May 15, when this shameful incident happened, all players were so much in stress during the tight situation of match. Kolkata had to make 23 runs in 14 balls and the last hope of team was Yusuf Pathan, who was batting on 72. But all the hopes of Kolkata got over in the 18th over of match, when Yusuf Pathan was ruled out. After playing safely on the Yorker from Wayne Parnell, Yusuf Pathan ran and at the same time bowler also ran to grab the ball. Pathan was running towards the non-striker’s end and tried to push the ball away with his foot.

With the consultation of on-field umpires Nigel Llong, K Srinath and third-umpire Vineet Kulkarni, it was announced that Yusuf Pathan had knowingly pushed away ball and it leads them to dismiss Yusuf Pathan for obstructing the field. Yusuf Pathan scored total 72 runs with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Pune Warriors won the match by 8 runs.

[link url=http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/ipl-yusuf-pathan-obstructing-the-field-kkr-pune-warriors-ranchi/20130515.htm]

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