As soon as he despatched Jos Buttler packing after mankading him, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin made positive batsmen on the non-strikers finish are watchful whereas backing up this Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
The off-spinner served a reminder of this mode of dismissal on Saturday evening, but it surely was his leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin who first raised the mankading prospect.
Each spinners did it to Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman Shikhar Dhawan on the Feroz Shah Kotla.
M. Ashwin stopped in his run-up within the 12th over after recognizing Dhawan out of the non-strikers crease. The leggie quietly returned to his mark.
It was R. Ashwin the very subsequent over. He too stopped mid-stride, however this time Dhawan was inside the popping crease.
Dhawan, who had notched up a half-century, was clearly having fun with the gamesmanship.
When R. Ashwin ran in for the subsequent supply, Dhawan, recognized by followers as ‘Gabbar’, abruptly began shifting round within the crease. To some followers, it seemed like a dance. A few of them even discovered a reputation for it: the Gabbar Groove. For a lot of others, it was merely Delhi’s Dhawan having enjoyable, taking part in to the gallery on his residence floor.
Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets, breaking the Kotla jinx due to Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan.