England vs India: Shikhar Dhawan enthralls The Oval crowd with ‘bhangra’
Team India's 'Gabbar' is an entertainer on and off field and this time he managed to do so during the match
Published - Sep 8, 2018 12:48 pm | Updated - Sep 8, 2018 12:48 pm
India managed to find solace after Tea when their bowlers struck seven wickets to lead a sensational fightback as they reduced England to 198/7 on Day 1 of the fifth and final Test at The Oval. Despite the pitch not helping, the bowlers were incisive with their lines and kept the batsmen on their toes all the time which reaped the rewards late in the day. However, amidst all the action, Shikhar Dhawan entertained the crowd by shaking his leg while fielding at the boundary.
Team India’s ‘Gabbar’ is an entertainer on and off the field and this time he managed to do so during the match. Just before stumps, Dhawan, who was standing in the deep, entertained the Bharat Army with his bhangra moves. Even the crowd got going with him and tried to match the steps with him. Delighted with it, Harbhajan Singh and former English cricketer David Lloyd also performed a few dance steps in the commentary box.
Ishant Sharma struck thrice to trigger England’s collapse after Alastair Cook hit a memorable half-century in his career’s final match on Friday. The pace attack along with Ravindra Jadeja bagged six wickets in the evening of the opening day. With the departure of Alastair Cook for 71, England lost five more at the expense of just 49 runs. Upbeat with the fightback, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan entertained the Oval crowd with some of his ravishing bhangra moves.
Earlier in the day, Joe Root completed a clean sweep of toss victories and opted to bat inviting the departing Cook alongside Keaton Jennings, who took the hosts off to a comfortable start. England had their first 50-plus opening partnership in the series before Jadeja removed Jennings.
Cook and Moeen Ali then added 82 runs to the board with the former skipper scoring his 57th Test century before departing and the latter scoring his 13th fifty after Cook’s dismissal as England reached 198 for seven. Though the game ended happily for the crowd as Dhawan entertained them.
Here’s the video:
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