The Indian Premier League is a platform that brings the best in the world under one roof, where two Indian players compete against each other and the overseas player becomes the friend and a teammate of an Indian cricketer who would otherwise be an opponent. On Thursday, two experienced Indian cricketers had a light moment at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad when Kolkata Knight Riders took on Delhi Capitals.Also Read - AB de Villiers Expresses Desire to Return to RCB in IPL 2023, Calls Bangalore His Second Home
Dinesh Karthik collected the ball down the leg side and whipped off the bails. Shikhar Dhawan was inside the crease, yet Karthik went up in appeal pointing a finger at the left-hander. Initially, it seemed they hot into a heated argument, but that was not the case. Also Read - Rahul Dravid Informed Shikhar Dhawan Before Team Announcement - Report
It was light-hearted banter between the two cricketers. And the video has gone viral: Also Read - India Squad For South Africa: 5 Players Who Missed Out Narrowly | IND vs SA T20I Series 2022
While Dhawan has been in ominous form in the ongoing IPL season, Karthik and KKR have not found their footing and hence find themselves at the bottom of the points table.
Meanwhile, Prithvi Shaw starred with the bat as he hit an explosive 82 off 41 balls to help the Capitals gun down 155 against KKR. The Capitals won the game by seven wickets. Dhawan too got among the runs as he scored 46 off 45 balls and stitched a crucial 132-run opening stand with Shaw.
After the game, Dhawan was all praise for Shaw.
“Prithvi was playing amazing, was lovely to watch from the other end. At the same time, we were getting so many runs, I didn’t think of taking too many risks and played to the game situation. I just have to play my role according to the situation and that’s what I did. I made a conscious effort to bring up my strike rate because I knew this game needed that. There was no need for me to take any risk today,” Dhawan said after the match.