While Shikhar Dhawan was cruising towards his fifty but his innings came to a premature end after he got run out after being forced to take a single by skipper Virat Kohli at the other end. This dismissal was Dhawan’s only second run-out in ODIs. Dhawan thus departed for 35 runs from 29 balls.
India may have lost the test series 2-1 to South Africa but Team India got off to a good start by winning first ODI in Durban, thus ending South Africa’s 17-match winning streak at home. It was a good win by the visitors, as they were better than their opponents in all the three departments. India go 1-0 up in the six-match series. During the match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli completed his 33rd century in ODI cricket off 105 deliveries.
But amid all the celebration, there was one run out in the 13th over of India’s chase that put Shikhar Dhawan innings to a premature end. Dhawan was cruising towards his fifty but was forced to take a single by skipper Virat Kohli at the other end. Dhawan thus departed for 35 runs from 29 balls. This dismissal was Dhawan’s only second run-out in ODIs. The opener was still six yards short when the ball lit the bails. Dhawan had looked completely disappointed as he shook his head with frustration whilst making his way to the dressing room.
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Why Kohli why?! pic.twitter.com/DooQE6VeE1
— Cricket Videos (@cricvideos5) February 1, 2018
The run out prompted Twitterati to come out with all sorts of reactions:
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirrrJadeja) February 1, 2018
— Abhishek (@its_shikki) February 1, 2018
— Tabrez (@its_tabrez_) February 1, 2018
Only twice Dhawan has been run out in ODIs, both with Kohli on the other end.
v Pak, Adelaide, in 2015 World Cp
v SA, Durban, Today#SAvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 1, 2018
— P.R. (@pr_akash_raj) February 1, 2018
Shikhar Dhawan got run out only twice in ODI Cricket and both time the other end batsman were Kohli…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 1, 2018
— Bharath Shastry (@bharathshastry) February 2, 2018