Cricket matches are not only a game, sometimes it is an entertaining show. Playing for so many years, cricketers from different nations become close. They are often seen having a fun time with each other. Something similar happened in the India vs. South Africa third ODI match. Indian skipper KL Rahul and South African player Keshav Maharaj were caught having some light moments on the field.
The Light Moment:
On December 21, India and South Africa are locking horns with each other for the third ODI of the series. As the winner of the series depends on this match, players from both teams are trying hard to win the match. South African teams are chasing the target with all their strength. In between this, KL Rahul and Keshav Maharaj were caught talking over a song.
The incident happened in the 34th over of the match. Keshav Maharaj just came to bat. At that time, fans presented in the stadium played the song called ‘Ram Siya Ram’ from the movie called ‘Adipurush’. At that time, KL Rahul said, “Keshav bhai, every time you come, they play this song.” Fans enjoyed the moment.
On December 21, India and South Africa met to play the last match of the ODI series. In the three-match ODI series, India and South Africa both won one each. This match is going to be the decider one. After winning the toss, South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. India had a decent start. But Sanju Samson and Tilak Verma stole the show. Sanju made his maiden hundred. In a crucial situation, he played an excellent knock of 108 runs in 114 balls. He smashed 6 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. Tilak Verma gave him perfect company. He also scored a half-century. Rinku Singh scored 38 runs in 27 balls. After 50 over, India set a target of 297 runs to the opponent.
While chasing the target, South Africa gave a good start. Their opening partnership was made of 59 runs. South African opener Tony de Zorzi played outstandingly well. He dragged the team’s inning. He played a knock of 81 runs in 87 balls. Arshdeep Singh picked his crucial wicket on the 30th over. Skipper Aiden Markram scored 36 runs and walked away. After 41 over, South Africa is on 200/7. They needed 97 runs to win the match and named the series.