South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, who is currently playing for Paarl Royals, caught the attention of fans around the world with his unique celebration during his team’s match against the Durban Super Giants in the ongoing SA20 League on Tuesday, January 17.
On the 8th over of the second innings, Shamsi dismissed the Durban opener, Wiaan Mulder. The leggie bowled a googly that was floated up on the leg, Mulder went to sweep but could only manage a thick top-edge and it was nicely taken by Vilas at deep square leg. Meanwhile, Shamsi took one of the stumps out in celebration.
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He tapped his hamstring while pointing towards the dressing room. Notably, the bowler injured his hamstring while celebrating a wicket against the Joburg Super Kings on January 13, and the celebration seemed to be a callback to the same.
Henrich Klaasen’s knock went in vain
Talking about the match, Super Giants opted to bowl first after winning the toss. The bowlers started really well as they dismissed the first three Royals’ batters on a score of just 29. Royals started slowly, but the 53-run second wicket stand between Buttler and Lubbe steadied the ship. The former fell for 35, but the latter anchored the innings with 57, a useful cameo from David Miller helped take them past the 160-run mark. Paarl Royals finish with 169 on the board.
In the second innings, the damage was done in the powerplay as Bjorn Fortuin bowled a brilliant spell, picking up 3 wickets for just 13 in his four overs. He stood out with the ball in the first half, and then Evan Jones did the same in the second, using his variations nicely to get a four-for. It was a two-paced pitch, where most batters struggled, and Henrich Klaasen was left with way too much to do. His unbeaten knock of 56 runs off just 39 balls went in vain. He just ran out of gas there towards the end and didn’t have much support either with wickets tumbling as they lost the match by 10 runs.