After taking the West Indies star's wicket in the opening T20I of the series on Friday, Arshdeep Singh gave him an amazing death stare.
Arshdeep Singh (FanCode/Twitter)
In the opening T20I of the five-match series on Friday, Team India easily defeated West Indies by 68 runs. The Rohit Sharma-led team scored 190/6 in 20 over, a solid total, with the captain leading the way with 64. Dinesh Karthik, a comeback player, made sure the visitors had a good finish as he finished unbeaten on 41 off just 19 deliveries. The Windies never attempted a run chase since they kept losing wickets at the top and middle of the order at regular intervals.
The visitors made their first inroad in Tarouba thanks to Arshdeep Singh, a young Indian cricketer who surprised Kyle Mayers with a short-pitched delivery. Mayers attempted to pull the ball, but instead found a thick top edge, which Bhuvneshwar Kumar at mid-wicket easily caught. While giving Mayers the death gaze as the batter departed the crease, Arshdeep followed the wicket with a fairly ferocious celebration.
After picking up the wicket, the Indian bowler had his arms spread wide. The dismissal and the celebration that followed can be seen here:
Arshdeep received praise on Twitter for his aggressive behavior after the wicket. Before being bowled out the following ball, Mayers had hit the bowler for a six on the first ball and a four on the second.
Earlier this month, during the T20I series against England, Arshdeep made his debut for India and amassed amazing statistics of 2/18 in 3.3 overs. In the West Indies T20I, he continued to be economical, giving up 24 for two wickets in his four allotted overs.
A month ago, the Indian bowler received his first call-up to the national team for the five-match T20I series against South Africa because of his consistently strong showings in the 2022 Indian Premier League.
Earlier, the Indian squad made an all-around bowling effort, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja each picking up one wicket, along with two each from Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi.
On August 1, the second and third Twenty20 Internationals of the series will be contested in Basetterre, St. Kitts, after which both teams will travel to Lauderhill for the remaining matches.