Shikhar Dhawan is a rock star. Affectionately called as the ‘Gabbar’ by his team-mates, Dhawan is known for his ‘happy-go-lucky’ attitude and his ability to enjoy every moment. Dhawan’s joyful attitude was seen once again on the first day of the fifth Test between India and England at the Oval when he entertained the crowd by performing Bhangra, the traditional Punjabi dance.
The incident happened just few moments before the end of the day’s play. The Indian batsman was fielding at the boundary and between overs started interacting with the ‘Bharat Army’ who had come in numbers to support the visiting team.
In the field, India had made a staggering comeback by dismantling the England middle-order. The atmosphere from India’s point of view was exciting and Dhawan enjoyed it by performing Bhangra which is the folk dance of Punjab.
— Krishnan Chakrapani (@krishnanc33) September 7, 2018
Incidentally at that moment another Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who is also known for his ‘happy-go-lucky’ attitude was present in the commentary box. Watching Dhawan shake his legs to the ‘dhol’, the former Indian cricketer couldn’t control himself from performing some Bhangra moves.
The sight of Dhawan and Harbhajan having some fun with the Bhangra made David Llyod who was also present in the commentary box chuckle.
Inspired by the Indians, The Englishman t0o joined in and performed some Bhangra moves.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 7, 2018
Watching these scenes, Twitter erupted with interesting reactions. The Bharat Army loved the dance moves of Dhawan.
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) September 7, 2018
A lady posted video of her sons performing the Bhangra after learning it from the Indian off-spinner.
— Natalie Peters (@NattNatt81) September 7, 2018
At the end of the first day of the 5th Test, England are at 198 for seven wickets courtesy of a highly disciplined bowling from India. Despite half-centuries from Alastair Cook, who is playing his last Test and Moeen Ali, England find themselves lagging behind the visitors as their middle order crumbled under pressure and lost quick wickets in the last session.