New Zealand A vs India A: Khaleel Ahmed gets into early celebration mode after he assumes an edge

New Zealand A vs India A: Khaleel Ahmed gets into early celebration mode after he assumes an edge

The Indian players were about to join in the huddle before they realized the umpire hadn't raised the finger.

Khaleel Ahmed
Khaleel Ahmed. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The India A tour of New Zealand has been going on in full swing. After the unofficial Test series was drawn, it was the One-Dayers that kicked off on 7th of December at the Bay Oval. In what was a high scoring game, the visitors managed to win their first game in the tour. Chasing a target of 309, India A went on to win by four wickets and an over to spare.

A lot of known international stars have been competing in the series. The likes of Jimmy Neesham, Corey Anderson and Doug Bracewell from the Kiwi side. Manish Pandey has been leading the India A side that also features players like Krunal Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Vijay Shankar, etc. Even youngsters Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill are a part of the team.

Khaleel Ahmed gets into early celebration mode after he assumes an edge

Winning the toss and putting the Kiwis to bat, the hosts were off to a splendour start. As Hamish Rutherford was batting on 27, Khaleel Ahmed bowled an absolute ripper to him. The way Rutherford let it pass, it gave the impression that the batsman edged it. Khaleel went into the celebratory mood as he assumed it to be a wicket.

The Indian players were about to join in the huddle before they realized the umpire hadn’t raised the finger. No doubt the Men in Blue weren’t quite amazed by the decision. Also with no DRS, the Indian A players had no choice but to return back to their respective positions.

Here is the video where you can watch Khaleel’s over-excitement after assuming an edge

Khaleel Ahmed ended up with figures of 1-60 having bowled 9 overs. With the grounds in New Zealand small, most of the bowlers were taken for the cleaners. Rutherford ended up scoring 70(66) before he was dismissed by spinner Krishnappa Gowtham. India were in a spot of bother at 159/4 but a spectacular partnership between Vijay Shankar and Kishan sealed the deal.