Kedar Jadhav 'forces' Scott Styris out of commentary box, into 'hiding'

Scott Styris left the commentary box after Kedhar Jadhav took his contact.

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Mohali, Oct 24: Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris was 'forced' to leave the commentary box red faced during the India-New Zealand third ODI at Mohali on Sunday (October 23).

India unchanged for last 2 ODIs

Styris, who is a part of the "Star Sports" TV commentary team, was doing commentary, sitting alongside Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, when he had to leave. (Match Report )

From Left: Ravi Shastri, Scott Styris and Sunil Gavaskar (Image courtesy: BCCI Twitter handle)

MS Dhoni won the toss and sent New Zealand to bat first. Martin Guptill and Tom Latham were off to a steady start until 46, when Guptill got out. (Dhoni breaks Tendulkar's record)

Captain Kane Williamson came out to bat next and along with Latham, the Kiwi skipper took the team's tally to 64 within the first 10 overs.

Against all odds, Dhoni opted to hand the relatively new ball to part-time bowler Kedar Jadhav which raised a few eyebrows.

Styris went over the top seeing his country's strong start and challenged his co-commentators that if Jadhav picks a wicket, he will walk out of the commentary box.

Moments after this comment, Jadhav shocked everyone by picking up the all-important wicket of Williamson in the 13th over. The New Zealand captain was given out leg before wicket.

Unable to handle the embarrassment, Styris immediately stood up and left the commentary box keeping Gavaskar and Shastri laughing at his act.

Here is the video of Styris leaving the commentary box:

Indian fans did not spare Styris a bit after such a hilarious act. One of them addressed Styris on Twitter and wrote, "Where is Scott Styris now?". Styris gave a witty reply saying "Hiding."


Here is the Tweet of Scott Styris

Interestingly Jadhav has picked wickets in all three matches so far in the ongoing India-New Zealand series.

At the post-match press conference, Dhoni spoke about Jadhav's performance. The Indian skipper said: "The surprise package has been Kedar. He's got crucial wickets. I have no clue how he gets wickets, that's the reality of it."

India won the 3rd ODI by 7 wickets to take a 2-1 lead. The five-match series moves to Ranchi on Wednesday (October 26). The final game is in Visakhapatnam on Saturday (October 29).

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