South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi posted an amusing tweet for India opener Shikhar Dhawan after a fascinating contest between the two cricketers in the third T20I at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday (September 22).
During the 5th over of India’s innings, Dhawan smashed Shamsi for two consecutive sixes. But in the 8th over, the left-arm spinner took the revenge by removing the southpaw on 36 off 25 deliveries.
Shamsi was so elated after the wicket that it brought a unique celebration out of him. He was seen removing his boot and pretending to make a phone call with it.
On Tuesday (September 24), Shamsi shared a picture of his ‘shoe celebration’ on Twitter with a caption reading: “No disrespect... only love, enjoyment and entertainment! Asked the big man why he didnt give me a warning atleast before smoking me out of the park 1st two balls lol #DefinitelyWokeMeUp #GottaHaveSomeFunAtWork.”
After South Africa’s series-levelling 9-wicket victory in Bangalore, visiting batsman Rassie van der Dussen addressed the press conference and revealed that Shamsi was making a call to Imran Tahir, who is one of his heroes.
“Yeah Shamsi always phones to Immy (Imran Tahir). Immy is obviously one of his heroes, and they work together a lot. So it was a nice moment for Shamsi to take a big wicket of Dhawan for us like Immy for us,” Van der Dussen had told reporters.