In the middle of the first ODI against South Africa, Shikhar Dhawan was going smoothly until he got run out. If reports are to be believed, Dhawan’s innings was prematurely brought to an end amid a forced run by Kohli. Not to be forgotten, this is the second time when Dhawan got run out when Kohli was at the other end. Shikhar could only make 35 runs from 29 balls when India had a target of 270 runs.
Almost miffed with Virat Kohli, Dhawan’s angry reaction could be clearly spotted on the field. As the irritated batsman walked through the ground, he gave an exasperated look at Kohli and shook his head.
He was trying to give Kohli a gesture that the run wasn’t there to be taken. Afterwards, in the dressing room, Dhawan poured his frustration to batting coach Sanjay Bangar.
The entire incident became a social media sensation in no time. People started trolling Kohli for his mistake and even made fun of him. Check out some Twitter reactions below:
Shikhar Dhawan got run out only twice in ODI history…
Both time with Virat Kohli
Both time Kohli scored 100!
Both time he won MOM!
Both time India won!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 1, 2018
You should hv tag him as wellAdvertisement
To let him understand, Value of His Run Out 😹😹
— Ankit Mehta (@Anki4uever) February 2, 2018
— abhishek.singh (@iamabhi018) February 1, 2018
Kohli ka hardwork maan na padega. Dhawan khud out hone se pehle usko runout karaana koi asaan kaam nahi hai.
— Bassya (@Bullet_Bassya) February 2, 2018
— Avinash Shigwan (@avinash_shigwan) February 1, 2018
Haha all part of the game plan! Fantastic cricket from @SDhawan25 though 👏👏
— Nishita Doolabh (@NishitaD) February 1, 2018
In short U say DHAWAN please runout all remain 5 games …😂😂😂
— ÇHÏŘÅĞ ŞÅBHÅÝÅ (@Iam_Chichi_cs) February 2, 2018
Is run out ka badla lega Sharma ji ka Launda and in next match Virat will be run out
— Kishan khandal (@Kishankhandal1) February 2, 2018
So shikhar shouldn’t mind sweet mistake of kohli for positivity
— Dalip Kumar Chhabra (@dalip_chhabra) February 2, 2018
Fir out Karwa next match me 😂😝
— Karan 🇮🇳🇮🇱 (@Pow93k) February 1, 2018
People started giving mixed reactions and even turned it into memes. Check out some of the most interesting tweets below!
Bahut nainsafee hai pic.twitter.com/4FMui2sI7M
— Maneesh Singh [MS] (@ManeeshSinghMS7) February 1, 2018
Dhawan bhi delhi ka launda hai, gaaliya toh dega hi BC
— MANISH ツ (@Manni_FCB) February 1, 2018
— Mahendra Singh (@Mahendr15406158) February 1, 2018
@AnushkaSharma follows you BKL….bachke reh
— kapil dayma (@Kapil4742) February 1, 2018
Yeh, Dilli ki dosti hei!
Aap bhool jaana!
— Jose Puliampatta (@JosePuliampatta) February 1, 2018
— Sir Bumraaaah!!!! (@Ibleed_sarcasm) February 1, 2018
Never seen Dhawan that animated. Even after a horrible drop or shot, he is usually smiling. Looks pissed off now
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) February 1, 2018
— Yogi Garth (@Modi4PM2019) October 2, 2015
Though the tiff between the two was later resolved as the two know how to keep up the spirit of the game.
Watch how Shikhar Dhawan got run out in the video below!