Entertainment is not the only common link between cricket and Bollywood movies usually and it became even more evident in the Punjab-Rajasthan game. The young Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal reminded cricket fans of the famous Guran batting stance from Lagaan before his innovative reverse scoop went for a boundary.
The game between RR and Punjab Kings (PBKS) was heading for a thriller as the visitors needed 39 runs from the last four overs. Although Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a fifty for them, he garnered a lot of attention by reminding fans of the famous Hindi movie Lagaan with one of his audacious shots.
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Nathan Ellis was bowling the 13th over of the innings and he churned out a short-pitch delivery on the last ball of the over. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was on strike to choose to tackle in an unorthodox manner. He shuffled to the side and scooped the ball over the wicketkeeper’s head. The shot went very fine and the ball raced to the boundary adding four runs to the scoreboard. While it was an audacious stroke, it looked exactly like Guran from Lagaan who used to hit the ball once before striking it hard.
Here is the video of the shot from Yashaswi Jaiswal:
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal
The Twitterati also felt nostalgic and expressed themselves after going through a flashback of the popular film.
What a season Jaiswal hats off
— Vishnu (@Utdvish) May 19, 2023
Did, we just saw the Lagaan Shot by Yashasvi Jaiswal??
Yaad hai yeh chehra..??
Anyone remember him in Lagaan..??#YashasviJaiswal #RRvPBKS #ArchanaGautam pic.twitter.com/rFWbCZsF3G
— MS Dhoni Thala Akshay (@Thala30699M) May 19, 2023
Jaiswal 50 and gone
— mohsinali (@mohsinaliisb) May 19, 2023
Probably the last time we see Jaiswal play this season. Excellent excellent season boy. 🤩
— Arun Pandiyan (@ArunPandiyanMJ) May 19, 2023