T20 World Cup 2022
Wayne Parnell Imitates Cristiano Ronaldo After Dismissing Suryakumar Yadav
By CricShots - Oct 30, 2022 7:38 pm
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Team India is locking horns with South Africa in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Optus Stadium in Perth. South African fast bowler, Wayne Parnell was added to the list of diverse celebrations as he imitated Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest celebration after dismissing Suryakumar Yadav.

Wayne Parnell
Wayne Parnell imitated Cristiano Ronaldo

Earlier in the game, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. Both the teams made one change in their playing XI for India, Deepak Hooda replaced Axar Patel and for the Proteas, Tabraiz Shamsi made way for Lungi Ngidi. The men in blue were reeling at 125/6 after 18 overs. Barring Suryakumar Yadav, all others struggled to tackle the bounce the opposition bowlers were extracting from the pitch.

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It was a clinical display from the Proteas bowling unit, among which Wayne Parnell played a key role for South Africa by dismissing Suryakumar Yadav just when he was looking to capitalize in the 19th over. Also, he signed off the wicket with a special celebration reminding the fans of football’s legendary icon Cristiano Ronaldo.

Wayne Parnell bowled a short delivery to Suryakumar Yadav in the penultimate ball of the 19th over. Suryakumar, playing a brilliant knock of 68 off 40 balls, was intending to switch the gears and he tried to slog it over in the deep mid-wicket area. The ball hit high on the willow and ballooned to mid-off where Anrich Nortje took a simple catch.

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The Southpaw pacer imitated Cristiano Ronaldo as he kept both his hands interlocked on his chest with a smile while his eyes closed. Wayne Parnell made a unique celebration in the history of the T20 World Cup history.  

Here is the video of the celebration from Wayne Parnell:

The netizens were quick to notice that the footballer’s celebration from Wayne Parnell has also left its mark on world cricket.