WATCH: Rivaldo Moonsamy’s caterpillar celebration in Northerns vs Border match amazes fans

Dixit Bhargav
|Published January 30, 2020

Rivaldo Moonsamy’s caterpillar celebration: Northerns’ batsman put on display an all-time amusing celebration in cricket.

During a Pool B match of the ongoing CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup between Northerns and Border in Pretoria, Northerns batsman Rivaldo Moonsamy put on display an all-time amusing celebration in cricket after dismissing an opposition batsman.

It all happened on the last delivery of the 69th over when Border all-rounder Nonelela Yikha was found plumb in front of the stumps off a delivery from the part-time spinner in Moonsamy.

Just as the umpire raised his finger to rule the batsman out, Moonsamy couldn’t control his excitement as he started moving on the ground like a caterpillar. The jocularity regarding the celebration was also visible on other Northerns’ players.

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Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 27th over, Yikha top-scored for his team with 66 (137) with the help of 10 fours before the match was drawn at Stumps on Day 3. Bowling his fifth over, Moonsamy picked his first wicket in the form of Yikha.

With bowling figures of 27-8-77-3, Northerns spinner Kyle Simmonds was the pick of their bowlers in the second innings. It is worth mentioning that Simmonds had also registered bowling figures of 20-6-59-4 in the first innings when Border were ruled out for 209 in 59.3 overs as Jonathan Vandiar enforced the follow-on.

After Vandiar won the toss and elected to bat, Northerns scored 416/10 in 103.1 overs on the back of Evan Jones scoring a match-winning 112 (89) with the help of six fours and six sixes after coming in to bat at No. 7.

Rivaldo Moonsamy’s caterpillar celebration

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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