Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, is well-known for his unflappable temperament and grim facial expressions.
As a consequence of this, cricket fans from all around the world were taken aback when the camera captured Dravid in an excited moment during the second one-day international match that took place in Raipur on Saturday. The match was between India and New Zealand.
Dravid can be seen furiously swinging his arms to make his point in a video that has become fairly famous on social media. He finished the gesture by imitating a straight drive, which was the point that he was trying to make.
Commentators were left in fits of laughter despite the fact that no one was able to comprehend or make sense of the event. Harsha Bhogle was stunned by the event, and he even challenged the audience to “attempt to understand that for us.”
At the second one-day international match, which took place in Raipur on Saturday, the hosts India cruised to an eight-wicket victory over the visiting New Zealand batting line-up to win the three-game series. India’s relentless pace attack mowed through a weak batting lineup.
After being bowled out for a paltry 108, New Zealand’s innings was ended by an aggressive effort headed by Mohammed Shami, who was followed by India’s knocking off the runs in 20.1 overs.
Shubman Gill remained unbeaten after scoring 40 runs off 53 bowling deliveries, while Rohit Sharma scored a magnificent 50 from 51 balls.
However, the sea of spectators that had travelled to the remotely located Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium for Raipur’s first international game were left wanting for more due to the game’s early conclusion. It was an impressive win for Raipur, but the crowd were disappointed nonetheless.
After Rohit made the decision to bowl first, Shami (3/18) and Mohammed Siraj (1/10) both delivered high-quality seam bowling that made life difficult for the batters, bringing New Zealand’s score down to a miserable 15 for five.
Even though the Indian openers made batting look easy in the evening, the New Zealand hitters had a more difficult time since the odd ball halting made their work more difficult.
On Tuesday, the third and final one-day international will take place in Indore.