Strange ‘no-ball’ from Abhimanyu Mithun in Abu Dhabi T10 League draws suspicion on social media

The Abu Dhabi T10 League has come under scrutiny by fans on social media. A recent image has gone viral, depicting Abhimanyu Mithun bowling a no-ball in a match, with his foot significantly surpassing the bowling crease.

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What's brewing in Abu Dhabi T10 league

Abu Dhabi T10 league has quickly gained popularity for its high-octane, fast-paced matches that provide unmatched entertainment to cricket enthusiasts worldwide. The T10 League boasts the participation of some of the world's top cricketing talents. The league's format shortens the existing international format of T20 into an even shorter gameplay which is attracing global stars, making it a cricketing extravaganza for fans.

With so many leagues taking place across the world, the chances of corrupt incidents that dents the reputation of cricket also increases for which there is still a trust deficit among fans and the cricket regulating bodies based on the conduct of the matches in such leagues.

Recently, in the 14th match between Chennai Braves and Northern Warriors, pacer Abhimanyu Mithun left fans utterly baffled with a strange no-ball. During the match, Abhimanyu Mithun bowled a big no-ball where his foot was way ahead of the bowling crease.

While over-stepping is a common occurrence in cricket, the extent to which Mithun's foot went ahead of the crease left everyone in disbelief. Social media platforms were flooded with images and videos of this extraordinary no-ball, triggering a wave of speculation and debate.

Over-stepping: Well known no-balls in Cricket

Over-stepping, where a bowler's front foot crosses the popping crease, is a well-known cause of no-balls in cricket. However, Mithun's incident was far from ordinary. To comprehend the bizarre nature of this occurrence, one must consider the usual margin of error associated with over-stepping and compare it to the considerable distance Mithun's foot covered.

Despite the bizarre incident, the match continued, with Chennai Braves given a target of 107 runs. The Braves, led by Sikandar Raza's explosive 27 runs off 10 balls, successfully chased down the total in just 9.4 overs. Contributions from Charith Asalanka and Stephen Eskinazi further solidified their victory.

On the opposing side, Hazratullah Zazai's impressive 54 off 32 balls and Adam Hose's quick 24 off 10 contributed to the Northern Warriors setting a challenging total of 106 runs. Despite their efforts, Chennai Braves' batting prowess proved too formidable.


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