IPL 2020: Jayawardene tells De Kock not to bat in practice pants again; Here’s why

Quinton de Kock wore his practice pants while batting in the second innings of the game. De Kock kept his jersey down while batting to hide the orange color from his shorts.

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Mahela Jayawardene and Quinton de Kock

Mumbai Indians (MI) registered their 6th win of IPL 2020 after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was given the man of the match award for his brilliant 78 runs knock which led MI chasing 149 runs without any difficulty.

Apparently, there was one mistake that de Kock made in his flawless innings he played against KKR. Quinton de Kock wore his practice pants while batting in the second innings of the game. De Kock kept his jersey down while batting to hide the orange color from his shorts.

Orange color from de Kock’s pants is visible (right) from yesterday’s game against KKR

Mumbai Indians on Twitter shared a video in which head coach Mahela Jayawardene is seen congratulating the team for the emphatic performance. Speaking about the ordeal he suggested de Kock not to repeat the incident as the Marketing team went crazy when the incident occurred.

Jayawardene said, “Apart from Quinny who was batting in his practice pants, everything else was pretty decent.”

 “Ok, now don’t do it again because the marketing team is crazy, people will also turn around. If it works then it does, otherwise we will sort something else, “ he added.

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Mumbai Indians top of IPL 2020 points table

Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians defeated KKR to pick up their 12 points of Dream11 IPL 2020 with 6 wins and just 2 losses. MI are living up their defending champions legacy and are at the top of the tournament points table.  

So far Mumbai have looked terrific in all parts of their game. The batting unit is scoring runs with skipper Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, and Surykumar Yadav in the top order. Lower order has also performed well with the likes of Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya.

In bowling, Trent Boult has been picking up wickets in the powerplay along with teammate James Pattinson. While Jasprit Bumrah being exceptional in the death overs. In the spin bowling department, Rahul Chahar has impressed with his performance along with Krunal Pandya. Adding to these we have seen some brilliant fielding display by the four-times IPL Champions.

Mumbai will look to close the gap to qualifying for the playoff of the IPL 2020 on Sunday where they play Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.

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