'Why didn't you give a warning,' Tabraiz Shamsi posts hilarious tweet for Shikhar Dhawan
The Quinton de Kock-led South African cricket team ended the three-match T20I series versus India at 1-1. Thus, they also remained unbeaten versus the Virat Kohli-led Men in Blue in their own backyard in bilateral T20Is. The third and final encounter was held in Bengaluru where the Proteas emerged on top by nine wickets. There were plenty of talking points in the whole contest.
One of the key highlights of the final T20I was when Tabraiz Shamsi dismissed Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan after he was looking good in his 25-ball 36. The wrist-spinner was introduced into the attack in the fifth over after Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first.
Dhawan took on the spinner from the first ball itself with back-to-back sixes. However, the South African had the last laugh as he dismissed the left-hander in his next over; as the batsman went for another glorious shot but was caught at the deep by Temba Bavuma.
Shamsi recently posted a hilarious tweet on the dismissal. He revealed that he had even asked Dhawan as to why he wasn't given a warning before being hit him for consecutive sixes early in his spell.
No disrespect... only love, enjoyment and entertainment!— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) September 24, 2019
Asked the big man why he didnt give me a warning atleast before smoking me out of the park 1st two balls lol #DefinitelyWokeMeUp#GottaHaveSomeFunAtWorkpic.twitter.com/wdLWN5ks9p
Talking more about the dismissal, Shamsi's weird celebration had caught everyone's attention. He was seen celebrating by taking off his shoe and pretending to make a phone call with it. Later, it was revealed that the celebration was a tribute to former South African spinner Imran Tahir, who retired from ODIs following 2019 World Cup.
"Yeah Shamsi always phones to Immy (Imran Tahir). Immy (Imran Tahir) is obviously one of his heroes, and they work together a lot. So it was a nice moment for Shamsi to take a big wicket of Dhawan like Immy for us,” Rassie van der Dussen had stated.
Eventually, South Africa were led by a combined bowling effort and skipper de Kock's unbeaten 79 to win the match and level the series at 1-1.