Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) players took April Fool’s Day prank to another level when they targetted their teammate Bipul Sharma. SRH teammates capitalised on Bipul’s phobia of injections as they suggested that everyone needs to get a shot because of the swine flu scare. They created an environment in which doctors acted as if they were administering vaccines to the players in the common room.
When Bipul entered the room, he was scared right from the start and said that he might faint if they use the needle on him. He even threatened to go home and also tried delaying the whole process by taking the name of Sreevats Goswami. He went on and on with his excuses and even claimed that it would be difficult for him to move his right arm in the practice match the next day.
However, he agreed to do it when players said that the chairman ordered for everyone to get the shot. The 34-year-old admitted that he was scared but heaved a sigh of relief when he got to know that it was just a prank.
Here’s the video of the incident —
What’s more scary – a bouncer or an injection? Here’s an April Fools’ Day prank played on one of our cricketers. Watch it and laugh out loud. #OrangeArmy #IPL2018 #AprilFoolsDay pic.twitter.com/pXDe0uppVY
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 2, 2018
However, this was not the only prank coming from the IPL teams on April 1. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Virender Sehwag did a Facebook Live and said that he will be returning to IPL to play their first match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on April 8.
Bipul was roped in by SRH for his base price of Rs 20 lakh in the IPL 2018 auctions. The bowling all-rounder has played 33 matches in his 7-year-long IPL career so far. He can prove lethal in the death overs with the bat and also chip in with a few overs if a bowler is having a bad day.
There has been a change of leadership in SRH this year after the ball-tampering fiasco. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will be leading them for the first time. David Warner has been replaced in the team as well with England opener Alex Hales.