Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan is known for his antics to keep the teammates and viewers entertained during a cricket game. While he is a treat to the eye while batting, Dhawan’s behavior makes him just a favorite for the masses. From carrying a smile to pulling a prank on a teammate to his in-famous thigh-fives after plucking a catch, the southpaw leaves no inch to entertain the crowds.
In one such incident during their IPL 2021 game against Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan came out with a hilarious reaction after Dawid Malan escaped a narrow LBW chance. The batter from Delhi imitated a heart attack scene after Malan got away with an appeal against Delhi Capitals.
Shikhar Dhawan comes up with a funny reaction
The incident occurred on the first ball of the 10th over, bowled by Axar Patel when Malan was struck right in front as he missed hitting the ball while trying to work it on the leg side. A huge shout in tandem followed from all the Capitals team members but the umpire was not impressed. Skipper Rishabh Pant opted to review the decision, where UltraEdge revealed no involvement of the bat.
Things became rather surprising when the ball-tracker showed a considerable part of the ball hitting the leg-stump, which was even visible as Malan played and missed his stroke. Although, all of this for the DRS to turn umpire’s call. Dissatisfied and surprised by the result, Shikhar Dhawan enacted suffering a heart attack as Malan escaped the dismissal.
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Speaking about the game, batting first, Punjab banked on whirlwind knock from their stand-in skipper Mayank Agarwal to post 166 runs. Chris Gayle and Dawid Malan got starts but failed to capitalise on them. Ultimately, it was Agarwal who propelled Punjab Kings to a challenging total, which in the end was not enough to secure them a win.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan once again got DC off to a flying start. They added 63 runs for the first wicket and there was no coming back from thereon. Dhawan remained unbeaten on 69 runs and with some contributions from Steve Smith and skipper Rishabh Pant – Delhi convincingly chased down the total.