Shikhar Dhawan turns ghost to shock Team India staff member in NZ hotel
He then posted the video on Instagram with a suitable ‘haunted’ background music.
Updated - Feb 5, 2019 7:52 pm
It’s a famous tale now how former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson had a scary stay in a castle-turned-hotel in England which is reportedly haunted during a tour in 2005. Soon after the incident, former England pacer Darren Gough mocked Watson during a match by impersonating as ghosts while the Australian was batting. The England bowler’s ability to change a serious stuff into something comical was praiseworthy.
The tradition of the wit has been kept alive in current times by players like Shikhar Dhawan who recently chose to do something related to ghosts to scare a staff member of the Indian cricket team. The southpaw executed his plan so flawlessly that the member, named Rajeev, was completely taken aback and Dhawan was in splits to see his mission getting successful.
The left-hand opener installed a camera focusing towards the corridor of the hotel and kept the room of his door open. And then when Rajeev came down the corridor, Dhawan suddenly jumped out in front of him, leaving him shocked. Dhawan then burst out in laughter and brought out the camera. Rajeev was a bit embarrassed by the senior cricketer’s prank. He then posted the video on Instagram with a suitable ‘haunted’ background music.
Here’s Dhawan’s post
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Dhawan hit two fifties in the recent ODI series against Black Caps
The 33-year-old Dhawan, who hit two back-to-back fifties in the recently held ODI series against New Zealand, is known for playing a prank on his teammates and always in the lookout to keep the spirit up in the dressing room. Ahead of the first T20I against New Zealand in Wellington, Dhawan’s prank proved that all’s well with the Indian dressing room.
India thrashed New Zealand 4-1 in the ODI series after they won the final game in Wellington by 35 runs. It was a clinical performance by the Men in Blue after the shocking 8-wicket loss they experienced in Hamilton, thanks to a batting collapse. This is India’s best ODI series win in New Zealand, bettering the 3-1 win they had registered in 2008-09 under MS Dhoni.