One of the major highlights of IPL 2019 has been the ‘mankading’ incident that took place in a clash between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI Punjab. The highly controversial incident featured Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who cheekily mankaded Englishman Jos Buttler, standing at the non-striker’s end.
While Ashwin received worldwide criticism for his unprofessional display, several cricketers have gone on to mock the incident on the pitch, taking a jibe at the Punjab skipper. And joining the likes of Virat Kohli and David Warner, opener Shikhar Dhawan became the latest one to enter the list.
The incident took place in the 13th over of the match between Delhi and Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. About to deliver the ball, Ravi Ashwin noticed that Dhawan was slowly taking his steps away from the crease. Ashwin immediately halted his action looking for a possible mankading opportunity, but Dhawan turned out equally clever and stayed inside the line.
However, when Ashwin came in for the next delivery, Dhawan had the most hilarious response you will ever see. He gave it back to his national teammate by twerking and making the most of the moment.
Here is the video:
WATCH: Shikhar's dance moves on the crease
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019
Without a shade of doubt, the fans enjoyed the moves as much as Shikhar Dhawan himself!
This is hilarious https://t.co/sk36qUxVI7
— Er Padamkc (@ErPadamKc) April 20, 2019
Shikhar's dance moves on the crease
— Chowkidar Sagar Khandelwal (@Khandelw13Sagar) April 21, 2019
Hahahah… Ashwin mankading batsmen time and again but a slight improvement now he gives warning , but good to see dhawan giving a nice gesture to his warning 😂😂😂
— Harsh Shinde (@HarshShinde15) April 21, 2019
Ashwin after Shikar Dance pic.twitter.com/wfNz7x3mxP
— Javed (@jsayyed72) April 21, 2019
Nice one from Gabbar 🤣 trolling Ashwin
— DivyaSree Padupalli (@DP_DivyaSree) April 20, 2019
— Pavithra (@Pavithr89452187) April 20, 2019
@ashwinravi99 become more of a subject of attention for all the non striker batsman. He has been teased by Warner and now by Shikhar
— Manish | #MI 🇮🇳 (@IManish55_) April 20, 2019
Best reply to ashwin
— SUMIT AHUJA (@sumitahuja2509) April 21, 2019
That's the way of gabbar😎
— Akash (@Restless_Kid) April 21, 2019
Shikhar bhai just enjoying it
— Monu Pegu (@MonuPegu) April 21, 2019
Bahut Hard Shikhar Bhai
— Sachin S Balegide (@SBalegide) April 21, 2019
new dance move "MANKAD BHANGRA"……..
— rovil royson pinto (@Rovil1984) April 22, 2019
Ashwin must find better ways to dismiss a batsman rather than attempting for mankading in every single match. Good respond from Gabbar
— Bipin bihari patra (@PatraBihari) April 22, 2019
I have watched it 100 times, still I enjoy it
— Ramiz Mohamad (@ramiz_mohamad) April 21, 2019
Hahah. Welldone bro
— Arun Dhawan (@ArunDha16680163) April 21, 2019
— Jacky Dadvani (@DadvaniJacky) April 21, 2019
@OleTrain love it love it love it
— Shankar (@shankar98368465) April 20, 2019
If entertainment had a synonym, it definitely has to be Shikhar Dhawan!