In a breath-taking finale of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka some sequence of events other than the clash itself made the twitter erupt. Some of the moments were R Ashwin’s twin celebrations one while bowling and one while batting.
R Ashwin who returned to play finals for his home team Tamil Nadu after representing India in test Series against Bangladesh tried his best to get his team the title only to be left disappointed.
In the first innings of the match when Karnataka was cruising along at a healthyrun rate in the first power play he put the brakes on the scoring by clinching two of the best batsmen of the opposition, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, on consecutive deliveries. And this brought out the first moment of celebration for Ashwin as he emulated the South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir by running across the ground with his arm afloat in the air.
Second moment of celebration did take a long time but, it was really prematuredone from the Indian international, talking about the moment it came in the final over of the match when Tamil Nadu needed 13 to win as Karnataka captain handed over the ball to spinner K Gowtham. With R Ashwin at the strike it was all up to him whether to take single and give strike to already set V Shankar or to do it himself. R Ashwin chose the latter as he clobbered the first ball of the over to deep midwicket collecting a crucial boundary. On the next ball he tried the same, hitting the ball to deep where Devdutt Padikkal was in two minds, whether to go for a catch or to stop the ball, as he ended up doing neither and conceded a boundary.
There came the second moment of celebration as this time R Ashwin emulated the famous Mushfiqur Rahim Fist Pump celebration. But as the destiny decided Tamil Nadu went on to lose the match, mocking these celebrations as premature ones for an International.
Here’s how twitter react:
— Mushi Fan forever (@NaaginDance2) December 2, 2019
Ashwin successfully pulling off Mushfiqur Rahim's celebration even before winning. pic.twitter.com/N4Rwlk4SvC
— Bengaluru Adda (@bengaluruadda) December 1, 2019
Ashwin done a Mushfiqur Rahim today.. and Karnataka Won
So Never celebrate before you win.
— Rohit Sharma FC (@ImRoFC) December 1, 2019
Two elite celebrations in world cricket which went wrong. pic.twitter.com/kvpvsLV58Y
— arfan. (@Im__Arfan) December 1, 2019
Ravichandran ashwin did a mushfiqur rahim today 😑
— Vikas Nainani (@nainani_vikas) December 1, 2019