WATCH: Umran Malik recreates Shikhar Dhawan’s ‘thigh-five’ celebration in 1st ODI against New Zealand


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The Men in Blue posted 306/7 in the first innings after being invited to bat first in the first ODI against New Zealand. While stand-in skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, all scored half-centuries, Sanju Samson & Washington Sundar also played quick cameos in their sho r t stay in the middle.


Talking about the two debutants, Umran Malik scalped his first ODI wicket, dismissing Devon Conway at the score of 24, & then picked his second wicket in Daryl Mitchell. However, Arshdeep is yet to bag his first wicket with six overs still left for him. 

Although the wicket was a crucial one, the celebration was the one which caught the attention. On the fifth delivery of the 19th over, Malik bowled a quick and wide outside off, which Mitchell smashed over deep point. Hooda, who was stationed at deep & was safe under the ball as he gave the young player his second scalp.


The wicket was well celebrated by the bowler, replicating Shikhar Dhawan’s ‘thigh-five’ celebration. The video of this unseen celebration has now gone viral on the internet. 

Watch the video here:

The stand-in skipper did a similar celebration after giving Arshdeep Singh his debut ODI cap at the start of the game earlier today (25 November). The Indian cricket board also shared this moment as both young pacers in Umran Malik & Arshdeep Singh received their respective ODI caps. 


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