There is so much to love about Sri Lankan leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and it was once again proven thoroughly in the second T20I on Wednesday.
Besides impressing everyone with his skills with both the bat and the ball, Hasaranga also impressed everyone with his cool and calm demeanor.
In what was a perfect ‘Spirit of Cricket’ moment, the Sri Lankan leg spinner praised Rahul Chahar even as the latter sent him a fiery send after firing him. .
It all happened on the sixth ball from the 15th pass – 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 get a big outside of his bat and Bhuvneshwar Kumar does the rest by taking a simple catch.
Hasaranga had hit Chahar for a ground limit on the previous delivery and after arranging his redemption on the next bale, the Indian spinner proceeded to a fiery farewell to his counterpart.
But, Hasaranga was as cool as a cucumber as he proceeded to praise Chahar by cheating on him.
Hasaranga, however, had done his job before he was fired. In addition to claiming 1 wicket, the right-hander crushed a few much-needed four in his 11-ball 15 to help Sri Lanka get back into the game.
The rest was done by Dhananjaya de Silva (40 * out of 34) and Chamika Karunaratne, who smoked a six from Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the penultimate to effectively seal the deal for the home side.
Watch: Wanindu Hasaranga’s brilliant response after Rahul Chahar gave him a fiery send off:
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