India batter Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most jovial cricketers in the world. Dhawan, who is leading the team in the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, scored a brilliant 97 to lay the foundation of the team’s win in the first ODI on Friday. However, Dhawan drew laughter from his teammates with his hilarious antics during the West Indies’ chase. The incident happened during the 37th over when Brandon Kings played a backfoot punch off Yuzvendra Chahal‘s bowling.
Dhawan, who was deployed at covers, made an excellent diving effort to save some runs for his team.
However, Dhawan attempted a couple of pushups before standing up, which drew laughter from his teammates. Even the stand-in captain was seen smiling.
The commentators too be heard having a laugh about 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 three-match series after edging out West Indies by three runs.
After being put into bat, Dhawan and Shubman Gill gave India an excellent start, adding 119 runs for the first wicket.
Dhawan was dismissed on 97 while Gill also scored a brilliant 64 on his return to the ODI team.
Shreyas Iyer also impressed with the bat, scoring 54 off 57 balls.
In reply, West Indies fell short by three runs as Mohammed Siraj‘s excellent last over gave India a 1-0 lead in the series.
West Indies had got off to a bad start in the chase, losing the early wicket of Shai Hope.
Mayers hit a brilliant 74 while Brooks scored 46. Both were dismissed by Shardul Thakur in quick succession.
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Brandon King also completed his fifty, and kept West Indies ticking in the chase. However, Yuvzvendra Chahal came up with a timely breakthrough to make the job tougher for the hosts.
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