West Indian bowler Keemo Paul mimics Shikhar Dhawan in funny send-off

first_imgShikhar Dhawan was sent back to the pavilion by Keemo Paul with his own wicket celebration on Monday as India took on West Indies at the Brabourne Staium in Mumbai.The West Indian bowled a quick delivery on back of length, which Dhawan tried pulling over the infield for a certain boundary. He failed though as the ball hurried onto him and he ended up hitting it straight to Kieran Powell standing at mid-wicket.India vs West Indies: Live UpdatesBut what happened after that left everyone surprised. Paul proceeded to celebrate by bringing his hands together as if he was cradling a baby. That would have been enough but he didn’t stop. He copied Dhawan’s signature ‘thigh-slap’ celebration to give the Indian opener a send-off.Dhawan though did not let the send-off faze him, an as ever had a smile on his face, evidentaly chosing to see the funny side of the incident. He walked back ruing his mistake of yet again getting out after a decent start.Also read – Dhawan-Rohit opening partnership now better than Tendulkar and SehwagDhawan had earlier explained the meaning behind his celebration. He had confessed that it was something he picked up watching kabaddi.”I started the Kabaddi-style celebration first in Australia when I took a catch to dismiss Shane Watson. I enjoy watching Kabaddi. It is very entertaining for me,” he had said on the show ‘Breakfast with Champions’.During the course of the innings on Monday, Dhawan along with his opening partner Rohit Sharma, became the second best opening pair in ODI history for India, after the duo surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.advertisementTendulkar and Sehwag have scored 3919 runs from 93 innings and were involved in 12 hundred-run partnerships, since first opening the innings together back in 2002.Rohit and Dhawan came together as India openers during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and have not looked back since. Rohit went on score three double hundreds while Dhawan has been the epitome of consistency. They have stitched up 13 hundred-run partnerships over the last five years.The record to break for Rohit and Dhawan is the 8227 runs scored by Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, who had opened together in 176 innings and were involved in 26 century partnerships.last_img

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