India vs Australia 5th ODI Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan and Harbhajan Singh are known to share a great camaraderie and are best of the friends both on and off the field. Enjoying little break before the fifth and final One-Day International (ODO) against Australia in Delhi, Dhawan shared a latest post on his official Instagram handle. Quick to spot the post, Harbhajan wasted no time in trolling his good friend ‘Gabbar’ with an extremely witty reply.
From his official Insta handle, Dhawan posted a picture with a caption – “Piche kaun kaun baitha hai? Can you spot some familiar faces? ” Replying to Dhawan’s query, Bhajji came up with an even more hilarious reply by saying, ‘Tind Chamak rahi hai teri Gabbar’.
Putting rest to all the speculations around his current form, opener Dhawan roared back to form as he stroked his career-best 143 in the fourth ODI against Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. This was Dhawan’s 16th hundred in the ODI format and it made way for the trademark ‘Gabbar Celebrations’ on the field – the twirl of moustache and the smile was back. Since the Asia Cup, the left-hander had managed 377 runs in 16 innings at an average of 25.13 and strike rate of 80.04 until Sunday.
Harbhajan Singh trolls Shikhar Dhawan_Instagram
But, Sunday was an altogether different story for the 32-year-old southpaw, who enthralled the capacity Mohali crowd with his signature punchy drives and continuously pierced the packed off-side infield with precision.
Despite Dhawan’s iconic innings, Australia gunned down a mammoth target of 359 in the fourth ODI to complete a historic victory. Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Ashton Turner played sublime knocks and made a substantial contribution with the bat to chase down the 359-run mountain in Mohali to level the five-match series 2-2. This is Australia’s highest ever successful in ODI format and also highest successful run-chase against India by any team.