Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan joined David Warner, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina as scenes and steps from Tollywood star Allu Arjun’s film ‘Pushpa: The Rising’ remained a favorite among cricketers around the world. While most cricketers have performed the ‘Pushpa walk’ – a dance step from the movie song ‘Srivalli’ – Shakib decided to copy another famous scene from the Allu Arjun starrer with a different twist. Shakib performed Allu Arjun’s iconic gesture of passing his hand over the chin during a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match.
Shakib, a former Bangladesh captain and one of the best all-rounders in world cricket today, made the move after sacking former South African skipper Faf du Plessis in the Comilla Victorians vs Fortune Barishal match.
The Fortune captain Barishal tricked Comilla’s du Plessis in mid-air when the latter eventually gave a simple catch to stay in sixth place. Shakib then celebrated the big wicket with Allu Arjun’s move from his movie ‘Pushpa’.
Watch: Shakib Al Hasan Copies Allu Arjun’s Move From ‘Pushpa’ In BPL
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Interestingly, Shakib’s teammates Dwayne Bravo and Nazmul Islam also performed steps from the film. However, the West Indian all-rounder had performed the ‘pushpa walk’ to celebrate a wicket.
However, the match did not go according to Barishal’s plans. They suffered a loss of 63 points. Despite Bravo’s three-wicket-haul and a good performance with the ball from Shakib, Comilla managed to put up a fight total of 158 for 7, batting first.
Opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy starred with a good shot of 48 from 35 balls. A cameo towards the end of Karim Janat with three sixes also gave the Comilla innings a much-needed boost.
Barishal faltered in the chase from the start, as none of their batters, with the exception of Najmul Hossain (36 of 47 balls), could get their eyes on it and challenge the total. They were bowled for 96.
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