Tirunelveli: The sixth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) begins with dramatic scenes. The first match was between Chennai Super Gillies (CSG) and Nellai Royal Kings (NRK). Jagadeesan was knocked out by Mankading in a match that lasted till the Super Over and the outraged player made obscene gestures to the opposing team.

Super Gillies Nellie won the toss and elected to field. NRK scored 184 for four in the allotted overs. In reply, CSG put up a good performance in the final overs but did not win. Gillies needed five runs in the last over to win. But he managed to score only four runs. And then moving on to the super overs.

Batting first in the Super Over, CSG overtook NR by 10 runs in the fifth ball to seal the victory. But CSG wicket-keeper-batsman and Tamil Nadu senior Narayan Jagadeesan was sent off by Baba Aparajith ‘Mankading.

The incident took place in the fourth over of the match. Aparajith, who came to bowl the fourth ball, was managing Jagadeesan from the non-Strikers’ end. But when Jagadeesan returned to the dugout, he made an obscene gesture towards the NRK players.

Jagadeesan gestured first with the glove and then with the glove off. Jagadeesan, who was in fine form with 25 off 15 balls, was dismissed by Mankading. There is a possibility of action against the actor for making an obscene gesture.

Mankading in cricket is the practice of dismissing a batsman who leaves the crease at the non-striker end. Jagadeesan has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL since 2018. Jagadeesan played in two matches last IPL season.

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