Aaron Finch, who didn’t fare well on his debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad, powered KRR to an explosive start and smashed his maiden fifty of the season. However, he was dismissed by Prasidh Krishna whose short and wide ball did the trick.
On Monday, KKR were faced with a stiff chase of 218 after Jos Buttler hit his second hundred of the season.
As Prasidh Krishna celebrated with his new teammates, he was spotted exchanging words with Aaron Finch, who was walking back to the dugout.
Aaron Finch, Prasidh – War of Words at IPL 2022
Prasidh Krishna was involved in a flare-up with Aaron Finch as Rajasthan Royals took on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Prasidh Krishna, who now plays for RR, had represented KKR for four years, from 2018 to 2021.
Aaron Finch, who went unsold in the player auction, was roped in by KKR before the start of the season.
Prasidh Krishna was an integral part of the KKR bowling attack for a few years, picking 30 wickets for the franchise. The pacer even went on to debut for India.
Prasidh, who made his international debut in 2021, has so far played 7 ODIs and picked 18 wickets.
Aaron Finch, Australia’s limited-overs captain, is one of the most dangerous T20 batters in the world. But he has had a far from impressive record in the IPL.
Both men are key to their respective teams now and it is yet not clear whether there was a particular trigger point for the altercation when Finch was dismissed for a 28-ball 58 at the end of the 9th over.
Prasidh Krishna must have had the last laugh after Rajasthan Royals won a thriller by 7 runs to move to No.2 in the points table, while Aaron Finch’s half-century went in vain as KKR finished their first half of the tournament with only three wins from seven matches