The three-match T20I series between hosts Sri Lanka and Team India got underway in Colombo on Sunday night.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and inserted India into bat. The two sides lined up for the national anthems before taking the field.
And, during the national anthems, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was spotted singing the Sri Lankan national anthem.
The video has now gone viral on social media.
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Meanwhile, Sri Lanka got off to a dream start as pacer Dushmanta Chameera knocked over debutant Prithvi Shaw with an unplayable delivery; a fullish inswinging delivery, one that took the edge of Shaw’s bat.
However, Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson played some delightful strokes during the powerplay to ensure that India finished at 1/51 at the end of six overs.
Samson was once again looking good during his 20-ball 27 before he played all around a Wanindu Hasaranga googly to get trapped plumb in front.
Suryakumar Yadav has since then enthralled the folklore with his 360-degree strokeplay against both spinners as well as pacers.
SKY and Dhawan accumulated 62 runs in the next 8 overs before the latter holed out at deep backward square leg for a 36-ball 46.
Surya, however, is leading the Indian innings and at the time of writing, the stylish cricketer had moved on to 44 off 32 balls.