Kapil Sharma reacts to Ashley Nurse’s ‘Babaji ka Thullu’ celebration
Back in 2018, Nurse himself had explained why he took up this celebration.
by Jatin Author
Published - Oct 13, 2019 5:20 pm | Updated - Oct 13, 2019 5:20 pm
West Indies spinner Ashley Nurse embodies the spirit of West Indies cricket in full. He is flashy as a player, wears gold chains and sunglasses and celebrates wickets in a unique fashion. Nurse was recently a part of the Barbados Tridents team which won the Caribbean Premier League 2019 by defeating the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final.
Nurse was an important part of the Tridents’ victorious campaign as he scored 188 runs in 13 matches and picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 6.90 and best bowling of 2/14. He picked 2/17 in the finals as well, with wickets being Brandon King and Nicolas Pooran, who in their own rights are a pretty dangerous batsman and King had scored the highest score in CPL history in this edition also.
Meanwhile, Nurse’s amazing wicket celebration, which is similar to comedian Kapil Sharma’s Babaji ka thullu gesture has become quite popular amongst the viewers of the CPL and it came down to the great Ian Bishop to explain what the gesture is called to the TV audience.
In a video posted on Twitter. Bishop explains what Nurse’s unique celebration is known as, but couldn’t give any reasons behind him doing so. Meanwhile, a user tagged Kapil Sharma in the post and the actor-host reacted, “Hahahaha”
Here’s the tweet
Hahahaha 🤪 https://t.co/giVkXMBbkA
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) October 13, 2019
Ashley Nurse explains the celebration
Back in 2018, Nurse himself had explained why he took up this celebration. “Just dedicating the celebration to my Indian friend – Sunny Sohal, whom I met at the CPL. He told me when you get a wicket, do a ‘Babaji ka thullu’ or something,” he was quoted as saying by India Today. This had happened when he was named Man-of-the-match after the third ODI against India.
Talking about the CPL final, Tridents had batted first after winning the toss and made 171/6 at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Jonathan Carter made 50*, while Johnson Charles, Alex Hales, and Nurse made valuable contributions.
In reply, apart from King, Pooran and Paul none of the other batsmen could do anything as Raymon Reifer picked 4/24 and Gurney and Nurse picked two wickets each. Jonathan Carter was named the Player of the Match, while Hayden Walsh Jr. was the Player of the tournament. This was the fifth time Guyana franchise lost in the finals, while Tridents won their first-ever CPL title.