In a video posted by the BCCI on social media, Dhawan cuts a cake with his face on it before feeding the same to his teammates. Once that is done, Murali Vijay leads the pack as they smash the cake on the left handed opener’s face.
Earlier in the day on the field of play – Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit fluent half centuries along with Cheteshwar Pujara’s 49 against the tired and ailing Sri Lankan attack, to all but bat them out of the match at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Tuesday.
Chasing 410 to level the series, Sri Lanka were 31/3 at stumps, still needing another 379 to win the game with seven wickets in hand. Dhananjaya de Silva (13) and Angelo Mathews (0) were at the crease after Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne (13) and night-watchman Suranga Lakmal (0) in the closing stages of the day’s play.
Before that, Mohammed Shami sent back Sadeera Samarawickrama for 5 with a brilliant ball. Shami first bounced him and then got the edge that landed straight to Ajinkya Rahane at gully. That was a snorter at 143kph.
First Published: December 6, 2017, 10:25 AM IST