‘All happy faces’ – Shikhar Dhawan tweets a video with Indian cricket fans in backdrop
Shikhar Dhwan scored 31 runs in 27 balls in the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh.
Updated - Nov 8, 2019 6:53 pm
India won the 2nd T20I against Bangladesh at Rajkot and have successfully managed to level the series by 1-1. The hosts were outclassed in Delhi and there was a big chance in the hands of the visitors in order to register their maiden series win against the hosts but they lost it. And, Shikhar Dhawan came out with a heartwarming gesture on social media in order to thank the fans for supporting the team.
Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Bangladesh got off to good start as their opener gave an opening stand of 60 runs before Rishabh Pant run-Liton Das out at his individual score of 29. After that their batsman lost their wickets at regular interval and Indian bowlers started getting a strong grip in the match.
Towards the end of the innings, Tigers could only post a total of 153 runs at the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Among the Indian bowlers, Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets followed by one-one wickets in the corner of Deepak Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed and Washington Sundar.
Later on, the Indian openers didn’t offer a single opportunity to the bowlers of visitors team in order to make a comeback. Shikhar Dhawan (31 runs off 27 balls) and Rohit Sharma (85 runs off 43 balls) stitched a partnership of 118 runs. The left-handed opener was the first batsman to get dismissed by Bangladesh, followed by the wicket of Rohit Sharma. But, in the end, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul finished the match with 26 balls remaining.
Shikhar Dhawan posts a video along with Krunal Pandya
The Indian skipper was given the Man of The Match award for his banging innings of 85 runs. This was the 100th appearance of Rohit for Team India in the shorter format. He also smashed the record of MS Dhoni for hitting most sixes as an Indian captain. With 37 sixes in 17 innings, the Indian Hitman went past the former Indian skipper, who has a tally of 34 sixes in 62 innings.
After the hosts won the match, the Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan took to his Twitter handle and shared a video, with a caption, “All happy faces after a good game. Thank you for all the support. Kudos to @ImRo45for his great knock.@krunalpandya24.”
In the video, the Delhiite is seen standing alongside all-rounder Krunal Pandya, with a back view in which the Indian fans are cheering Indian cricketers for their performance in Rajkot. Some fans also opened the flashlight of their mobile phones in order to show their support for their favourite cricketers.
Here is the video:
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 7, 2019