Shoriful Islam is a young and talented left-arm seamer from Bangladesh. He has been making waves in the international cricket circuit with his pace and swing. In the recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against South Africa, Shoriful took a crucial wicket of opener Reeza Hendricks in the seventh over of the match.
He bowled a sharp inswinging delivery that beat Hendricks’ bat and hit the stumps. After the dismissal, Shoriful was seen celebrating in a unique fashion as he danced in elation. His dance reminded the fans of the famous step of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan in the song ‘Ik Pal ka Jeena’.
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Shoriful Islam doing 'Ek Pal Ka Jeena' dance step after picking up a wicket.#SAvsBAN #Bangladesh #WC23 #ICC2023 #ICCCricketWorldCup23 #ICCCricketWorldCup23 #SouthAfrica #Wicket #ShorifulIslam #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/r5B8F1yNCt— ADNAN KHAN (@ADNANKHAN225557) October 24, 2023
South Africa lost another wicket in the very next over as Rassie van der Dussen was trapped in front of the stumps by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. However, captain Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock put on a massive 131-run stand for the second wicket to help South Africa recover from the early setback.
Markram was dismissed for a well-made 60 in the 31st over by Bangladesh captain Shakin al Hasan. However, de Kock continued his magnificent innings and went on to score his third hundred of the tournament. After the dismissal, Shoriful was seen celebrating in a unique fashion as he danced in elation.
His dance reminded the fans of the famous step of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan in the song ‘Ik Pal ka Jeena’. The video of Shoriful’s celebration went viral on social media, with many people praising his energy and passion for the game. Shoriful’s celebration was a breath of fresh air in the world of cricket, which is often seen as a serious and uptight sport.
It showed that even at the highest level, players can still have fun and enjoy the game. Shoriful’s celebration was also a reflection of his personality. He is a young and confident cricketer who is not afraid to express himself. He is also a big fan of Bollywood and Hrithik Roshan, so it is no surprise that he chose to celebrate his wicket in such a way.
He reached the landmark in 101 balls during the 35th over of the innings with a single against Nasum Ahmed. With his century, he also registered the second most number of hundreds (3) for the Proteas in the ODI World Cup leaving behind Herschelle Gibbs (2 hundreds). AB de Villiers sits on top of the list with four centuries to his name.