WATCH : KL Rahul’s hawk-eye vision helped him to get rid of Samarawickarama


In Colombo, India delivered a stellar bowling performance against Sri Lanka, causing the hosts to slump to 79/5 after 20 overs in their pursuit of 213. While the new ball pacers secured three crucial wickets for the visiting team, the fourth-wicket partnership of Charith Asalanka and Sadeera Samarawickarama appeared to be a looming threat with their composed approach to handling spin.

As they began to shift the momentum away from the Men in Blue, KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav collaborated effectively to claim a vital wicket, showcasing some brilliant tactical planning.

As the partnership approached the 50-run mark, Kuldeep was caught on camera engaged in a lengthy conversation with Rahul, who was taking on wicketkeeping duties for the match. The experienced duo seemed animated as they discussed potential strategies with the bowler.

Consequently, on the third ball of that over, the wrist-spinner deviated from his usual straight line and delivered a ball that was shorter and wider. This change in trajectory tempted the batsman to advance down the track and attempt a slog, only to be completely deceived by the sharp turn, presenting the wicket-keeper with a straightforward stumping opportunity.

The left-arm spinner exuded enthusiasm after his successful dismissal and promptly acknowledged his partner-in-crime. Twitter users were quick to draw comparisons between Rahul and former Indian skipper MS Dhoni for their brilliant planning and execution.


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