Shikhar Dhawan puts Bhangra: Indian batsman was seen doing steps of Bhangra on the field on the evening on Day 1.
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was seen engaging with the crowd during the last minutes of Day 1 of the fifth Test ongoing Pataudi Trophy against England at The Oval.
Having expressed his love for Punjabi music and the folk dance, Dhawan couldn’t resist his inner self when whilst fielding at the boundary sounds of Dhol caught his attention.
It was Dhawan who signaled towards the Dholi to play the instrument. Just as the banging of the Dhol started, Dhawan let out a few steps to entertain the crowd. Upon a welcoming response from the crowd, Dhawan added a few steps to his performance. Watching him dance, one can easily say that the 32-year old southpaw knows a thing or two about the dance form.
It is not the first time that Dhawan has behaved in a delightful way with the crowd. Known as the Gabbar of the Indian team, he has entertained the crowd earlier as well.
Given the way in which the Indian bowlers bowled yesterday, this kind of a celebration was called for. The bowlers were successful in reducing the hosts from 133-1 to 198-7 (score at stumps).
When the 73-run partnership for the second wicket between Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali was flourishing, it appeared as if England would end up putting a significant total on board.
However, it was a matter of time when the Indian bowlers made inroads in bulk. Ishant Sharma, who opened the bowling with Jasprit Bumrah, ended up being the pick of the Indian bowlers, registering bowling figures of 22-10-28-3.
The Indian team would be looking to capitalize on this opening and would be hoping to bundle out the opposition as early as possible today.
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