IND vs SA: Watch - Every Time You Come, They Play 'Ram Siya Ram' - KL Rahul, Keshav Maharaj's Light-Hearted Exchange

Published - 22 Dec 2023, 01:20 AM

IND vs SA: Watch - Every Time You Come, They Play 'Ram Siya Ram' - KL Rahul, Keshav Maharaj's Light-Hearted Exchange
IND vs SA: Watch - Every Time You Come, They Play 'Ram Siya Ram' - KL Rahul, Keshav Maharaj's Light-Hearted Exchange [PC: X]

Indian captain KL Rahul was at his hilarious best during the ongoing third ODI against South Africa. The series decider between the two teams is taking place at Boland Park in Paarl. 

KL Rahul behind the stumps has been spot-on in the game. Be it, keeping, taking DRS calls, and captaincy, he has been brilliant. However, he stole the limelight with the cheeky question he asked South African spinner Keshav Maharaj. 

As Keshav Maharaj came out to bat after the fall of Wiaan Mulder’s wicket, the DJ at the stadium played the ‘Ram Siya Ram’ song. India’s captain looked stunned by it and he cheekily went to the South Africa spinner and asked him whether DJ plays this song every time he comes out to bat. 

In the video that has gone viral on the internet, KL Rahul was heard asking Keshav Maharaj: “Keshav bhai every time you come to bat they play this song.” Replying to which the Proteas spinner said: “Ya”.

Here’s the video: 

Keshav Maharaj batted well in the game and despite losing wickets at the other end, he tried to stay there till the end but it couldn’t happen. He also survived a close call as he was given out lbw by umpire but he took the DRS and saved his wicket. He scored 14 runs off 27 balls before he was removed by Arshdeep Singh.

KL Rahul on the other has been nothing short of exceptional in the game. After making a handy contribution with the bat, he has made brilliant bowling changes He also has taken staggering catches apart from nailing the DRS calls. 

Bowlers have put India in the dominant position in the ongoing game. They are on the verge of winning the game as they have removed all the frontline batters, putting South Africa under pressure.

A win here would mean that India will clinch the series by the margin of 2-1. They kickstarted the series on high by thumping the opposition by 8 wickets. However, after that, Proteas made a strong comeback in the second series to level the series. 

IND vs SA: KL Rahul makes a handy contribution with the bat 

Indian captain KL Rahul, who slammed a vital half-century, played a decent knock with the bat in the ongoing game. He came to bat when India lost both the openers early. Although he didn’t score big, his innings at that time were much needed as it brought the team back on track. 

KL Rahul added vital 52 runs with Sanju Samson (108) and bailed the team out of trouble when they lost both the openers inside 50 runs. The captain ended with the knock of 21 runs off 35 balls. 

Apart from Samson, Tilak Varma (52) and Rinku Singh (38) played vital hands for the team as they posted a total of 296 runs on the board. In the second innings, Indian bowlers were all over the Proteas batter as they picked wickets at regular intervals and put them under pressure. Tony de Zorzi was the star batter for his side and scored 81 runs.

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