- DC openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, engaged in some funny mid-match banter
- After an attempted stumping, Karthik raised his finger at Dhawan and then Dhawan dropped to his knees before the two had a laugh
- Mavi also took revenge on Shaw for hitting him for six boundaries in one over
With Shikhar Dhawan aka Gabbar around, entertainment is never out of sight and so it was proved to be the case during Delhi Capitals’ Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.
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Delhi Capitals chased 155 in 16.3 overs with 7 wickets in hand to win the game, but the two provided a light moment during DC’s innings. After a stumping chance, Karthik appeared to angrily point out at Dhawan and the left-hander immediately dropped his bat and fell to his knees.
Karthik made another angry gesture before breaking into a smile.
Watch the hilarious banter here:
Never a dull moment when @SDhawan25 is on the field. 😂 @DineshKarthik 🤜🏽🤛🏽https://t.co/GDR4bTRtlQ #DCvKKR #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/lwohB8NNou— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 29, 2021
Earlier in the game, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav took two wickets each as Kolkata Knight Riders were restricted to 154 for a loss of 6 wickets. Shubman Gill scored 43 to anchor their innings, and then, despite a mini-collapse in the middle, Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 45 from 27 deliveries to take KKR to a respectable score.
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Dhawan’s opening partner Prithvi Shaw then got DC off to the perfect start, smashing six fours in the very first over of their inning becoming the 3rd player ever to do so.
The openers put on 132 for the first wicket to finish KKR’s hopes of defending the humble total of 154.
Mavi, after the match ended, took revenge on Shaw for hitting him for 6 boundaries in his first over.
Watch the funny video here:
Once the match is completed, friendship takes over. The beauty of #VIVOIPL🤗@PrithviShaw | @ShivamMavi23 https://t.co/GDR4bTRtlQ #DCvKKR pic.twitter.com/CW6mRYF8hs— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 29, 2021
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Pat Cummins trapped Dhawan LBW when he was batting at 46 from 47 deliveries but Shaw did not slow down.
In the 16th over of the match, Cummins ended Shaw’s inning and then 3 balls later also dismissed DC’s skipper Rishabh Pant in the same over.
However, it was too little, too late for the Kolkata side as they slumped to a 7-wicket defeat. Shaw finished with 82 off 41 deliveries, while Pant scored 16 off 8.