The individual covered his face with a towel before being escorted out of the area.© X (Twitter)

A fan got injured at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday after Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Tim David‘s shot hit him on the face during the IPL 2024 match against the Delhi Capitals (DC). The incident happened on the 14th over of MI’s change and the individual ended up needing medical attention. David hammered a sixth on the fifth delivery of the over bowled by pacer Khaleel Ahmed high over midwicket. The fan copped a blow on his face after he tried to catch the ball but it deflected off his hands.

The individual covered his face with a towel before being escorted out of the area. A picture of the same incident went viral on social media.

Even DC shared a post on X to wish the fan speedy recovery.

Coming back to the match, DC put up a mammoth total of 257/4 in their 20 overs after being put into bat by MI captain Hardik Pandya.

In reply, MI couldn’t chase down the improbable target and ended up with 247/9.

Jake Fraser-McGurk smashed 84 off 27 deliveries to lead DC’s charge. There was no stopping DC as Shai Hope hit a 17-ball 41, skipper Rishabh Pant made 29 off 19 deliveries and Tristan Stubbs smashed an unbeaten 48 to pummel the opposition attack.

In reply, Pandya hit 46 off 16 balls but it was a 70-run partnership between Varma and Tim David, who hit 37 off 17 balls that raised MI’s hopes.

David fell lbw to Mukesh Kumar after a four and a six and Varma was run out at the start of the final over as MI fell short by 10 runs in the end.

For DC, Mukesh and impact substitute Rasikh Salam took three wickets each.

The win DC to the 5th spot while MI remained ninth.

(With AFP Inputs)

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