Team India defeated Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the first T20I encounter at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who last played in 2021, made a comeback through this game. He had a good outing and marking his success, Jaddu brought out a new celebration. In this article, we take a look at how Chennai Super Kings reacted to Ravindra Jadeja‘s celebration against Sri Lanka.
Ravindra Jadeja’s celebration against Sri Lanka goes viral
The “Thaggedhe Le” gesture from the Telugu movie “Pushpa” has become viral. Popular cricketers such as Hardik Pandya and David Warner have imitated dance steps or gestures from the film. Ravindra Jadeja also did it for social media and now, he did it on the field as well.
After not getting a lot of balls to face with the bat, Jaddu was used fully in the bowling department. He bowled four overs, took a wicket and gave away only 28 runs. Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal was stumped out by Jaddu and after the wicket, he did the popular celebration. Following the act, here is how the player’s IPL franchise CSK reacted:
Ravindra Pushpa Raj 🔥 @imjadeja#INDvSL #WhistlePodu 🦁💛
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— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) February 24, 2022
A comfortable win for Team India
Meanwhile, it was a comfortable win for India in the first encounter. Batting first, the openers got going very quickly. Ishan Kishan, who did not enjoy a good series against West Indies, found his form against the Sri Lankan bowlers. He scored 89 runs from 56 balls to help India post 199 runs in the first innings. Shreyas Iyer, who came in at No.3, scored 57 runs from just 28 deliveries to add impetus to the innings.
With such a high target, Sri Lanka hardly had a chance in the game. They lost a few quick early wickets and could then never make a comeback. Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued his good form with two wickets in two overs, concerning just nine runs.