There is so much to keep in mind about Sri Lankan build spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and this was proved once again during the second T20I on Wednesday.
Apart from impressing everyone with his bat and ball, Hasaranga also impressed everyone with his cool and calm attitude.
In a perfect “Spirit of Cricket” moment, the Sri Lankan leg spinner praised Rahul Chahar just as the latter gave him a fiery dismissal after dismissing him.
It all happened on the sixth ball of the 15th over – Rahul Chahar’s final of the day – when Wanindu Hasaranga, in an attempt to hit the leg spinner over the points zone, finally got a thick outside of his bat and Bhuvneshwar Kumar did the rest by taking a simple catch.
Hasaranga hit Chahar a boundary off the ground during the previous delivery, and after finishing his redemption on the next ball, the Indian leg-spinner gave his counterpart a fiery broadcast.
But, Hasaranga was as cool as a cucumber when he praised Chahar for deceiving him.
However, Hasaranga did his job before he was fired. In addition to claiming 1 wicket, the right-hander flattened some much-needed fours during his 11-ball 15 to help Sri Lanka get back into the game.
The rest was done by Dhananjaya de Silva (40 * from 34) and Chamika Karunaratne, who smoked a six from Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the penultimate match to clinch the deal for the home side effectively.
Watch: Wanindu Hasaranga’s brilliant response after Rahul Chahar gives him a fiery dismissal:
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