Watch: Keemo Paul gives Shikhar Dhawan a send-off after dismissing him
Shikhar Dhawan once again gave away a great start losing his wicket for run-a-ball 38 in the fourth ODI against West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
The left-hander was in fine-touch and looked on track for a big knock before teenage pacer Keemo Paul dismissed him and followed it up with a send-off.
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Dhawan had until then smashed four fours and two sixes but had to return back when he pulled the last ball of the 11th over straight into Kierron Powell’s hands at short cover.
Paul was ecstatic with the dismissal and celebrated it with a thigh-five, Dhawan’s signature celebratory strep. The celebration is a Kabaddi move, which is done when the raider removes the opposition team’s players.
Despite the embarrassment, Dhawan wasn’t angry or disappointed, but took it sportingly and left with a smile on his face.
However, this isn’t the first time the West Indies players have celebrated Dhawan’s dismissal with extravagant means.
Earlier, in the third ODI in Pune, Ashley Nurse was seen celebrating the left-handed opener’s dismissal by making a hand gesture, which is popular in many Indian TV shows.
Nurse was later quoted by The Quint as saying, “Just dedicating the celebration to my Indian friend – Sunny Sohal, whom I met at the CPL (Caribbean Premier League). He told me when you get a wicket do a ‘Babaji ka thullu‘ or something.”
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli won the toss in Mumbai and chose to bat first. India made 377 for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma made a record-breaking 162, while Ambati Rayudu also registered a century to help India pile up a big total on board.