Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most entertaining cricketers ever. The cricketer never fails to put a smile on his fans’ faces every time he steps onto the field. Shikhar Dhawan is known for entertaining his fans with his strokeplay and celebrations after taking a catch, didn’t even need the match to start to get his fans talking.
Yes, Shikhar Dhawan stole all the attention after he broke into his customary kabaddi-like pat on the thighs as soon as he called it right at the toss during the third ODI against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan is perhaps the first skipper to celebrate winning a toss.
With a big smile on his face, Dhawan told broadcaster HD Ackerman, who was left in splits, that team India would bat first. Infact, Dhawan’s celebration at the toss floored commentators Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajit Agarkar in the Sony Sports studio.
“He’s been waiting since the first game but finally got this opportunity today,” said Agarkar. In the first two matches of the series, Dhawan had lost the toss to Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka, who had opted to bat first both the times.
The video of Dhawan celebrating his first toss-win as an Indian captain went viral on social media in no time and has left everyone in splits.
Here, watch the video:
Greatest celebration ever after winning a toss in Cricket history – Dhawan, you legend. pic.twitter.com/m1sXoFquO2
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team handed out debuts to five players in the match — Nitish Rana, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Kishnappa Gowtham and Sanju Samson. On the other hand, Navdeep Saini made a comeback to the side after a while. This is for the 2nd time that five debutants are playing together in the same match.