Here’s why Gujarat Titans pacer Mohammed Shami brought in measuring tape onto the ground during live match

Mohammed Shami

The 2nd phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 has begun as teams are now playing return legs of their first phases matches as the fight for the spot in the top 4 intensifies.

30th of April in the Indian Premier League 2022 will turn into a super Saturday with double header taking place tonight. In one match, table topper team Gujarat Titans will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match. In the same second match, the team of Rajasthan Royals will face Mumbai Indians looking for their first win of this season.


In the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans, RCB won the toss and decided to bat first. Both the teams have made couple of changes for the match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore today brought in Mahipal Lomror in place of Suyash Prabhudesai, whereas, Gujarat Titans have given a chance to Pradeep Sangwan in place of Yash Dayal and Sai Sudarshan in place of Abhinav Manohar.

In the very first over of this match, Mohammed Shami looked a bit confused. People also saw the pacer measuring the distance with a tape. Some fans looked confused as to what really is the problem.


Actually what happened is, after bowling the first ball of his first over, when Shami prepared to bowl the second ball, his own run-up did not look right to him and he stopped bowling. When Shami started bowling one more time, he still looked confused. He then pointed towards the dug out.

After this, the match was interrupted for some time and due to this the umpire standing on the field also looked a bit unhappy. Shami measured the distance with a tape according to his runs from the wicket and then bowled in his own rhythm.

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