IPL 2022: Punjab coach Jonty Rhodes makes heartwarming gesture by touching Sachin Tendulkar's feet

The Mumbai Indians suffered another defeat in the 23rd match of IPL 2022 which took place at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. MI failed again as they tried to turn things around in the league this season after being beaten by the Punjab Kings by a margin of 12 runs. Mumbai's defeat was inevitable.

However, after the match, a touching moment occurred between PBKS fielding and batting coach Jonty Rhodes and MI mentor Sachin Tendulkar. Considered the 'God of Cricket', Tendulkar is one of the most respected figures and people show various ways to express their respect for the 48-year-old. At that moment, Rhodes and Tendulkar met after the match and a priceless moment ensued.

When the players from both teams shook hands at the end of the game, arriving at Tendulkar, the former international cricketer showed his respect by bowing and touching Tendulkar's feet. While on the other hand, Tendulkar did not let Rhodes touch his feet and tried to hug the South African man instead. But Rhodes seemed to have managed to touch the tip of Tendulkar's shoe at the end. The video went viral on social media very quickly.

In the video, it seems clear how the 52-year-old man tried to touch Tendulkar's feet. However, to respect Rhodes, the cricket legend actually pushed Rhodes while laughing and blushing. Then, the two cricket legends hug each other. The fans saw this moment as a truly extraordinary moment. It is known that Rhodes spent a lot of time with Tendulkar when he was the field coach for the Indians.


Prior to the match against Punjab, the Indians suffered five defeats in a row. Currently, Mumbai is the only team that has not managed to record a win at all in the IPL tournament this season. Because of that, their chances of qualifying for the IPL playoffs this season seem so impossible and only rely on miracles.

In the match and chasing 199 targets, the Indians actually lost Ishan Kishan early. But Rohit Sharma was able to score 28 of 17 quickly before he also join Kishan. Dewald Brevis r 'Baby AB' managed to attract everyone's attention and ended up recording 49 of 25 balls. While Tilak Varma managed to score 36 out of 20.

Suryakumar Yadav's performance on the field was enough to keep Mumbai surviving in the game until the final round of 19 with a brilliant 43 out of 30. However, Kieron Pollard's game was not able to strengthen MI's performance on the field so they lost 12 runs to the Kings. Even though they can have the maximum power from a power-hitter – Tim David or Fabian Allen. But the Indians just let them just be on the bench.

Suryakumar Yadav was not in the best rhythm in the match. Then, he took things into his own hands with six extra closing overs from the Kings bowler, Vaibhav Arora. But next, Kagiso Rabada managed to get rid of Yadav in over 19. After that, there was not much resistance left from the Indians.

Gian Chacko

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