Unique celebrations on cricket fields make the game even more interesting on the field, but there are gestures that can trigger the opposition all of a sudden. Flying Kiss is one such rare celebration that can intimidate the opposite player, and the Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer, Ishant Sharma did exactly that after cleaning up Liam Livingstone.
After being benched for the entire first half of the season for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing tournament, Ishant Sharma proved his worth as the tournament progressed once he started getting opportunities. The 34-year-old made an impact again on Saturday in the ongoing match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) as his couple of wickets inside the Powerplay got the Capitals off to a perfect start.
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More importantly, the two batters whom he dismissed were Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone, arguably the two most dependable batters of the Punjab-based franchise.
While Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal was pretty straightforward, the manner in which Liam Livingstone lost his wicket attracted a lot of attention. The Englishman only had himself to blame, as he came down the track to attack Ishant’s length delivery which was angling in towards the middle and off stump.
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The batter tried to smash the ball over mid-wicket but no connection with the ball led to the off-stump going cartwheeling. Ishant Sharma enjoyed the way he knocked Livingstone over, probably because the latter took him lightly as evident in his shot selection.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Liam Livingstone:
The lanky right-arm quick gave Livingstone a flying kiss following the dismissal and no wonder the Twitterati took little time to react to the celebration.
Ishant Sharma spitting fire at Kotla 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pb2IDdGd2l
— Utsav 💔 (@utsav045) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma gets Dhawan & Livingstone in the must win game.
Ishant still has got it. pic.twitter.com/EmL6TzsdmQ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma is playing his 100th IPL match in Delhi.
— Sairam Anupoju ℁ (@SairamAnupoju4) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma appereciation tweet.
— Dreamer (@CzanB) May 13, 2023
Ishant sharma 2.0 reloaded 💥
— 𝐕𝐊 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭_𝟏𝟖 (@gangamallesh_18) May 13, 2023
Old horses of India Ishant Sharma and Piyush coming good.
— Anandkrish617 (@anandkrish617) May 13, 2023
saala ishant Sharma toh hi out hoyi jnde aa
— Karan (@karanpb10) May 13, 2023