Yuzvendra Chahal can’t control laughter: The Indian spinner seemed to have enjoyed his direct-hit to run-out his Sri Lankan counterpart.
During the third T20I of the ongoing Sri Lanka’s tour of India in Pune, India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t let an easy run-out opportunity go waste as he dismissed his counterpart in Wanidu Hasaranga after the latter called for a non-existent run.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 14th over when Hasaranga hit a low full-toss from India pacer Shardul Thakur towards Chahal at mid-off.
It was the batsman’s poor judgement which saw him running in a careless manner despite the presence of a fielder at mid-off. Having picked the ball and hit the stumps, Chahal managed to find Hasaranga short of his crease as he walked back to the pavilion after scoring 0 (2).
It was at this point in time that Chahal appeared to have enjoyed his attempt as he was seen bursting into laughter after the batsman was given out.
Chasing a 202-run target, a below par batting performance from Sri Lanka saw them getting bundled out for 123 in 15.5 overs. Barring all-rounders in Dhananjaya de Silva (57) and Angelo Mathews (31), no other Sri Lankan batsman even reached double figures.
Having registered bowling figures of 3.5-0-28-3, India fast bowler Navdeep Saini was their highest wicket-taker followed by Shardul Thakur (2), Washington Sundar (2) and Jasprit Bumrah (1).
Yuzvendra Chahal can’t control laughter
How Twitterati reacted:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 10, 2020
Yuzi absolutely enjoyed that one 😅
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) January 10, 2020
India v Sri Lanka – last 19 series across all 3 formats:
India Won – 17
Sri Lanka Won – 0
Drawn – 2
Last time Sri Lanka won any series against India was the Test series at home in 2008. #IndvSL
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 10, 2020
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