In the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka, the hosts won the toss and decided to bowl first at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday. The Indian team managed to post a total of 133 for Sri Lanka to chase as most of the batsmen of the visiting team were in isolation due to the Covid-19 case.
The Sri Lankan team had a good start to the match and won the match with a couple of balls to spare. The Indian leg-spinner, Rahul Chahar was hit down the ground for four runs by Wanindu Hasaranga. The leg-spinner turned the next ball away from his arc and leading to edge from his bat. The ball was caught safely by Bhuvenshwar Kumar.
After the dismissal, Rahul Chahar showed his frustration as he immediately celebrated in anger fashion. Hasaranga immediately put his head down after getting out but he was seen applauding the spinner while going back to the pavilion.
Usually, the batsman is seen in frustration for getting in the trick of the bowler. But on Wednesday, the fans witnessed something very different. Chahar was frustrated by the fact India was in a losing state, moreover, he was also looking for a wicket in the match. What the fans witnessed from Wanindu Hasaranga is sportsmanship in the true sense.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
Hasaranga reacts to Chahar's pumped up celebration 👏
The 🇱🇰 all-rounder applauds the delivery that outfoxed him 🦊
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) July 28, 2021
Here is how fans reacted to the incident:
MVP of the Lankan team !! He's ipl material ! Someone should get him !!!! Karunaratne good too
— Kavin (@Kavin67727933) July 28, 2021
— Sakun (@Sakun_SD) July 28, 2021
Chahar Gave A Needless Send Off To Hasaranga
— Chatil Panditasekara (@ChatilPandi) July 28, 2021
Rahul chahar is underrated villain of this game , 6+ economy and wicketless till his last ball of spell. Mumbai blood💉
— Akshatॐ (@ReignOfVirat) July 28, 2021
Rahul chahar 27-1.
Economy less than 6.5 A over.
Better talk about last over by Bhuvi in which he gave away 12 runs to tail Ender
— Harvey Dent (@Harveydent3003) July 28, 2021
— SKumar 🇮🇳 (@kumaar_msd) July 28, 2021
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy.
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(C), Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera.