India vs South Africa: Tabraiz Shamsi posts hilarious tweet for Shikhar Dhawan
South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shami came up with a hilarious tweet for India opener Shikhar Dhawan after the third T20I encounter between the two teams in Bengaluru after an interesting on-field contest between the two cricketers. Dhawan, who scored 36 off 25 deliveries, slammed two back-to-back sixes off the spinner but Shamsi had the last laugh as he dismissed the left-hander in his next over. Shamsi celebrated the wicket by taking off his shoe and pretending to make a phone call with it.
The spinner posted a picture of his celebration with the caption - “No disrespect... only love, enjoyment and entertainment! Asked the big man why he didnt give me a warning atleast before smoking me out of the park 1st two balls lol #DefinitelyWokeMeUp #GottaHaveSomeFunAtWork.”
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
Rassie van der Dussen explained that the celebration is a tribute to Proteas spinner Imran Tahir.
“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,” he said.
Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 79 off 52 balls and powered his side to a series-leveling nine-wicket victory over India in their third and final T20I match on Sunday. India missed a chance to win a first-ever T20I series against South Africa on home soil after winning the toss and scoring only 134-9.
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De Kock and Reeza Hendricks (28 off 26) put on a rapid 76 off 61 for the opening wicket on a friendly batting surface as South Africa went on to reach 140-1 in 16.5 overs. Hardik Pandya (1-23) got the lone wicket for India but it didn’t deter South Africa. De Kock and Temba Bavuma (27 not out) put on 64 as the visitors romped home in style.
(With agency inputs)