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[Watch] Shikhar Dhawan Reacts As Fan Asks ‘Can I Get Your Shirt?’ During 3rd ODI Against ZIM

Shikhar Dhawan placard
Photo: Screenshots from Twitter video

The third ODI between India and West Indies got underway at the Harare Sports Club on Monday, August 22. Team India has dominated the three-match ODI series so far. They defeated the hosts by 10 wickets in the first match, followed by a five-wickets in the second. An interesting incident took place during the third ODI match when Shikhar Dhawan tried to get off his training jersey, which left the fans in splits.

Indian vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan walked out to open the innings in the third ODI along with skipper KL Rahul. However, he wore Shardul Thakur’s jersey while coming out to bat. One of India’s support staff members immediately ran to the ground to tape the name on the back of Dhawan’s jersey. Interestingly, one of the fans in the crowd carried a placard asking Shikhar Dhawan for his India jersey. The placard read, “Shikhar, Can I have yo’ur’ shirt?”.

The incident took place during the 27th over in the first innings when Dhawan was back in the pavilion. He was sitting in one of the stands with KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Avesh Khan. After showing the placard, the camera also tracked Shikhar Dhawan, who tried to get off his training, gesturing that he is ready to give it to the fan.  The rest of the teammates burst into laughter seeing the left-handed batter’s gesture.

“Get along, Shikhar. Make a donation,” renowned sports presenter and commentator Alan Wilkins said on air.

Watch the video here:

Team India sets 290 runs target for Zimbabwe in the third ODI

Team India reached 289 runs in the first innings, as Shubman Gill slammed a brilliant 130. He smashed fifteen boundaries and six during his knock. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan scored 50 runs off 61 deliveries including six boundaries. Shikhar Dhawan also played a fine hand of 40 runs off 68 deliveries, including five boundaries. So far, he is the second leading run-scorer in the series. In three matches, the left-handed batter has scored 154 runs at an average of 77.

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