As he reaches around the stumps and scoops it beyond the short fine leg, Mohammed Siraj gets astonished responses from his teammates.
The unexpected hit by Siraj’s bat as he swung the bat like ‘AB’ manner goes viral and becomes a worldwide fad. Fans are comparing Mohammed Siraj’s shot to that of veteran AB de Villiers, suggesting that the RCB teammates may learn a thing or two from the legend.
On the 49.5th delivery of the first innings, the Indian colleagues were seen watching the replay video of Siraj’s shot on Jason Holder’s delivery. Siraj attempted again in the last ball, but the tall-pacer bowled him at the slower delivery. Dhawan, Ravi, Ishan, and Thakur praised the beautiful shot, while Shreyas Iyer encouraged the young pacer to attempt another.
India scored 265 in the first innings, setting a target of 266 for the West Indies, which appears to be unattainable given that the West Indies had lost 8 wickets in 23 overs of play, collecting just 122 runs, and require more than 100 runs to survive with only the tail-enders remaining. India is likely to whitewash the ODI series and will then travel to Kolkata for the T20I series.