'Just a cool 42 degrees outside' - Tabraiz Shamsi has a sarcastic remark on Delhi's scorching heat

The opening T20I of the five-match series between India and South Africa is set to be played in Delhi.

Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi landed in Delhi
Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi landed in Delhi (Photo Source: Instagarm/cricket_south_africa)

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South Africa is set to lock horns with India in a five-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series starting on June 9 (Thursday). The first match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, and South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi wrote about the city’s scorching heat ahead of the series on Monday. The series will be concluded on June 19 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

With Delhi’s weather being merciless over the summer and with thermometers consistently reading over 40 degrees Celsius, playing in such hot conditions will be a challenge for both the contingents. Shamsi initially commented about Delhi reaching 42 degrees Celsius, to which several cricket fans replied in hilarious manners. The left-armer responded, wondering how people survived in such heat. According to NDTV, six localities in Delhi breached the 45-degree Celsius mark on Monday.

“Just a cool 42 degrees outside, not hot at all lol,” wrote Shamsi on Twitter. In response to a tweet – “43 in Lahore”, the left-arm spinner replied, “How do people survive in this heat.”

Tabraiz Shamsi makes a hilarious tweet regarding Delhi’s temperature



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