There is so much to like about Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and it was once again proved to the hilt during the second T20I on Wednesday.
Apart from impressing everyone with his skills with both bat and ball, Hasaranga also impressed one and all with his cool and calm attitude.
In what was a perfect “Spirit of Cricket” moment, the Sri Lankan leg-spinner lauded Rahul Chahar even as the latter was giving him a fiery send-off after dismissing him.
It all happened on the sixth ball of the 15th over- Rahul Chahar’s final over for the day- when Wanindu Hasaranga, in an attempt to hit the leg-spinner over the point region, ended up getting a thick outside off his bat and Bhuvneshwar Kumar did the rest by taking a simple catch.
Hasaranga had hit Chahar for a boundary down the ground on the previous delivery and after having staged his redemption on the very next ball, the Indian leg-spinner proceeded to give his counterpart a fiery send-off.
But, Hasaranga was as cool as a cucumber as he proceeded to laud Chahar deceiving him.
Hasaranga, however, had done his job before he got dismissed. Besides claiming 1 wicket, the right-hander smashed a couple of much-needed fours during his 11-ball 15 to help Sri Lanka get back in the game.
The rest was done by Dhananjaya de Silva (40* off 34) and Chamika Karunaratne, who smoked a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the penultimate over to effectively seal the deal for the home side.
Watch: Wanindu Hasaranga’s Brilliant Response After Rahul Chahar Gives Him A Fiery Send-Off:
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