Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most jovial cricketers in the world. Dhawan, who leads the team in the ongoing ODI series against the West Indies, scored a brilliant 97 to lay the groundwork for the team’s victory in Friday’s first ODI. However, Dhawan drew laughs from his teammates with his hilarious antics while hunting the West Indies. The incident happened during the 37th over when Brandon Kings played a backfoot punch from Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling.
Dhawan, who had been deployed at the covers, made an excellent dive to save some runs for his team.
However, Dhawan attempted a few push-ups before getting up, which sparked laughter from his teammates. Even the stand-in captain was seen smiling.
The commentators also laugh at Dhawan’s antics.
Here’s the video:
Shikhar Dhawan still packs a punch!
— Flashscore Cricket commentators (@FlashCric) July 22, 2022
India took a 1-0 lead in a three-game run after knocking out the West Indies by three points.
After being batted, Dhawan and Shubman Gill gave India an excellent start, adding 119 runs for the first wicket.
Dhawan was sacked at 97, while Gill also scored a brilliant 64 on his return to the ODI team.
Shreyas Iyer also impressed with the bat, scoring 54 from 57 balls.
Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel also made cameos of 27 and 21 respectively, while India finished at 308 for seven in 50 overs.
In response, the West Indies came up three runs short when the excellent last over from Mohammed Siraj gave India a 1-0 lead in the series.
West Indies got off to a bad start in the chase, losing the early wicket to Shai Hope.
Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks, however, kept their ship steady, adding 117 runs for the second wicket.
Mayers hit a stunning 74, while Brooks scored 46. Both were fired in quick succession by Shardul Thakur.
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Brandon King also completed his fifties and kept the West Indies in pursuit. However, Yuvzvendra Chahal came with a timely breakthrough to make the hosts’ work harder.
Akeal Hosein and Romario Shepherd played undefeated cameos of 32 and 39 respectively, but Siraj kept his composure in the final game to help India cross the finish line.
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