India vs Windies: Keemo Paul mocks Shikhar Dhawan’s thigh-five celebration after picking his wicket
Dhawan yet again failed to convert a good start and could only score 38 runs.
Updated - Oct 29, 2018 3:06 pm
The fourth One-Day International between India and Windies is currently underway at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai. The hosts have got off to a brilliant start after opting to bat first. The duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma looked in no trouble whatsoever pummelling the opposition bowlers. However, the former once again failed to get going after a bright start as Keemo Paul gave him a send-off with his thigh-five celebration.
The incident took place in the 12th over of the innings when Keemo Paul was introduced into the attack by his skipper Jason Holder. There was a definite plan from the visitors as he straightaway started bowling short deliveries at pace. While the first ball went for four byes, Dhawan was the second one. He swatted the short ball to deep mid-wicket boundary to stamp his authority.
However, despite going for runs, Paul stuck to his plans and bowled yet another short just wide of the batsman. Dhawan was adamant on hitting the ball to the boundary but could only hit it in the air and the fielder at the mid-wicket position, Kieran Powell, held onto an easy catch.
Soon after the wicket, Keemo Paul expressed his elation and mocked Shikhar Dhawan’s thigh-five celebration in front of him itself. Even the Indian opener was amused seeing it and left the field with a smile on his face. The plan had worked for the Windies and no wonder the visitors were ecstatic after breaking the threatening opening stand.
As it stands now, Virat Kohli has been sent back early. Kemar Roach bowled a tight line to him and the Indian captain poked at it only to edge behind to the wicketkeeper. Shai Hope didn’t make any mistake in pouching the catch. Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu are currently out in the middle and the middle-order will once again be tested now.
Here’s the video:
— Anirudh Vyahut (@Anirudhvyahut) October 29, 2018