Shikhar Dhawan Attempts Push-Ups, Drawing Laughter From Teammates In First ODI Against West Indies. Dhawan’s hilarious antics during the West Indies chase made his teammates laugh.
Shikhar Dhawan of India is one of the world’s most upbeat cricketers. Dhawan, the team’s captain in the ongoing ODI series against the West Indies, scored a brilliant 97 to lay the groundwork for the team’s victory in the first ODI on Friday. Dhawan, on the other hand, made his teammates laugh with his hilarious antics during the West Indies chase. During the 37th over, Brandon Kings delivered a backfoot punch off Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling.
Dhawan, who deploy at covers, made an excellent diving effort to help his team save some runs.
However, before standing up, Dhawan attempted a couple of pushups, which elicited laughter from his teammates. The stand-in captain was also seen smiling.
The commentators were also heard laughing at Dhawan’s antics.
Here’s the video: Shikhar Dhawan Attempts Push-Ups, n First ODI Against West Indies
India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after defeating the West Indies by three runs.
Dhawan and Shubman Gill provided an excellent start for India after being put into bat, adding 119 runs for the first wicket.
Dhawan out for 97, while Gill hit a brilliant 64 on his return to the ODI team.
Shreyas Iyer also performed admirably with the bat, scoring 54 runs off 57 balls.
Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel also made cameo appearances of 27 and 21, respectively, as India finished on 308 for seven in 50 overs.
In response, West Indies fell three runs short as Mohammed Siraj’s excellent final over gave India a 1-0 series lead.
The West Indies had a poor start to the chase, losing Shai Hope early on.
Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks, on the other hand, steadied the ship, adding 117 runs for the second wicket.
Mayers scored 74 points, while Brooks had 46. Shardul Thakur fired both of them in quick succession.
Brandon King also reached fifty, keeping West Indies in the hunt. However, Yuvzvendra Chahal made a timely breakthrough to make the hosts’ job more difficult.
Although Akeal Hosein and Romario Shepherd had unbeaten cameos of 32 and 39 minutes, respectively, Siraj kept his cool in the final game to lead India to victory.