The nervous Faf du Plessis smirks as the black cat interrupts the game by blocking the screen; Watch

In a bizarre incident, a cat was seen blocking the screen during an IPL 2022 match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The incident took place in the first verification of the second change, which caused a delay of a few seconds. RCB captain Faf du Plessis went on strike as the cat crossed the screen and sat for a moment, blocking the roadmaker’s view.

The match was interrupted when Du Plessis asked the referees to stop the game for a while and wait for the cat to move. Du Plessis was seen smiling at the Punjab players and the referee while the cat waited on the screen for a few seconds. As soon as the cat left the area, the referee on the court asked the players to continue the game. Fans shared funny jokes and memes on social media in response to the incident, while also mocking the IPL. Here’s how the nets responded to this bizarre incident. Watch the video here:


In terms of the match, the Punjab Kings defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 54 runs thanks to the excellent bats of the Englishmen Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone. Punjab bats first, scoring 209/9 in 20 overtimes. While Bairstow scored 66 out of 29 balls, Livingstone hit 70 balls out of 42. Harshal Patel picked up four goals for RCB and Waninda Hasarang scalped two goals.

In response, RCBs were limited to 155/9 in 20 verifications. Glenn Maxwell was the team’s top scorer with 35 of 22 balls. Rajat Patidar hit 26 of 21 balls and was the second highest RCB scorer in the game, while Virat Kohli scored 20 of 14 balls. Apart from these three shots, none of the other RCB players were able to cross the 11-run limit. Kagiso Rabada picked three goals for Punjab, while Rishi Dhawan and Rahul Chahar scalped two goals each. Bairstow was awarded a player of the match for an excellent shot.

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