Sunil Gavaskar Shakes A Leg With Matthew Hayden On ‘Naatu Naatu’
By CricShots - Mar 14, 2023 11:56 am
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The 95th Academy Awards has been a memorable one for Indian fans. A song from SS Rajamouli’s movie RRR, ‘Naatu Naatu’, won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Meanwhile, The Elephant Whisperers won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category, which was also the second award for India at the event.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden shake a leg

While the entire nation is celebrating the success of RRR, former cricketers and legends of their era Sunil Gavaskar and Matthew Hayden were spotted grooving to the Oscar-winning track. The former cricketers were seen shaking a leg on the hook steps of ‘Naatu Naatu,’ after the fourth and final test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which concluded on March 13 in Ahmedabad.

The official broadcaster of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Star Sports shared a clip of Gavaskar and Hayden’s dance performance on Twitter. In the video, the former Australian opener can be seen sharing a plate full of Gujarati snacks with his fellow commentators. Former Indian batter, Sanjay Bangar revealed that it was meant for the celebrations regarding India’s qualification in the World Test Championship (WTC) final and as well as Naatu Naatu’s Iscar win.

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In the video, Ajit Agarkar and Jatin Sapru were also seen shaking their legs alongside Gavaskar and Hayden. Team India earlier registered dominating wins over Australia in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The visitors managed to turn the table around in the third Test in Indore and won it by nine wickets.

With the win, Australia secured their berth in the WTC final which is scheduled to be commencing on June 7 at The Oval, London. Meanwhile, the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ended in a draw on Day 5 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday, March 13.

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As the final Test ended up in a draw, Rohit Sharma and his men won the series by 2-1 and confirmed their ticket to the WTC final. India secured their place in the final after New Zealand registered a thrilling win over Sri Lanka in the first Test of the two-match series. The Rahul Dravid-coached side will now play the WTC final against Australia. Meanwhile, the two teams will lock their horns in a three-match ODI which will begin on March 17.