Fast bowler Jofra Archer provided a brilliant start to Rajasthan Royals as he knocked off Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw of the first ball off the match at the Dubai International Stadium.
The England cricketer bowled a quick inswinger that took the inside edge and crashed into the middle stump, removing Shaw for duck in the first ball of the match. After the wicket, Archer and teammate Riyan Parag celebrated with a few steps from the Assamese folk dance Bihu.
The Bihu dance clearly caught on in the Rajasthan Royals dressing room with Riyan Parag celebrating with the same steps in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium.
Archer eventually finished with figures of 3/19 and bowled 14 dot balls in his four over spell.
Irfan Pathan also reacted on Twitter, saying, “Did you ever think an Englishman would show off his Bihu dance skills! Gotta love this IPL.”
Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to bat first. DC made one change, bringing in Tushar Deshpande in place of Harshal Patel, while RR are unchanged from their last match.