Shikhar’s animated dance moves on the crease leaves everyone in splits!
R Ashwin who had become famous for “mankading” Rajasthan Royals’ star Jos Buttler earlier in IPL 2019, repeated the “unsportsmanlike behavior” with Shikhar Dhawan in DC vs KXIP IPL 2019 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday night. Ashwin seemed unfazed about the storm that he had kicked off among the cricketing fraternity in the earlier match. In the 13th over when Delhi Capitals was chasing and R Ashwin stopped midway when he saw Dhawan moving out of the crease in an attempt to “mankad” him. Ashwin thereafter stopped abruptly in his run up and made some gesture “mankading” kinds to Dhawan who was still inside the crease.
But the reaction from Delhi Capitals opener left everyone in splits. Shikhar Dhawan in animated move went down on his right knee and made it visible to Ashwin about his annoyance. Ashwin ignored the bizarre dance moves of Shikhar even when he went on the deliver the next ball in the over. In the next ball after supposedly “mankading” attempt from Ashwin, Shikhar taunted him with shaking his bat inside the crease when Ashwin was taking run-up.
The cricketing law “Mankading” takes after when Vinoo Mankad dismissed Bill Brown twice by removing the bails when he was outside the crease in 1947 when India was touring Australia. “Mankading” became famous after the repeated dismissals from Vinoo Mankad by Australian media who slammed him for his “unsportsmanlike behaviour”
You can watch the incident in a loop to make your day!
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Chasing a target of 164 runs to win and keeping the hopes of making to playoffs, DC secured a five-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab. Opener Shikhar Dhawan gave a good start to the team by scoring 56 runs in 41 balls after KXIP set a target of 164 for DC to chase.
Shikhar Dhawan is seen in a similar avatar showing off his animated dance moves with Hardik Pandya in another video rightly titled by IP twitter handle
We’re never short of Bromance when this duo meets