India hitter Shikhar Dhawan is quite possibly the most jovial cricketer on the planet. Dhawan, who is leading the team in the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, scored a splendid 97 to lay the foundation of the team’s victory in the first ODI on Friday. Notwithstanding, Dhawan drew giggling from his teammates with his hilarious antics during the West Indies’ chase. The incident occurred during the 37th over when Brandon Kings played a backfoot punch off Yuzvendra Chahal’s bowling.
Dhawan, who was deployed at covers, made an amazing diving attempt to save some runs for his team.
In any case, Dhawan tries a few pushups prior to standing up, which drew chuckling from his teammates Even the stand-in captain was seen grinning.
The commentators too are heard having a laugh about Dhawan’s antics.
India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after edging out West Indies by three runs.
Dhawan had earlier put up a splendid show with the bat, as he top-scored in the Indian innings with a gritty knock of 97. The Indian captain forged a 119-run stand with young opener Shubman Gill (64), and afterward added another 94 runs with Shreyas Iyer (54). Dhawan’s innings finished just 3 runs short off of a century after Shamarh Brooks took a splendid catch at short-third man position to send the Indian captain back to the pavilion.