South Africa captain Temba Bavuma had a funny moment while fielding during India’s innings on Sunday at the Eden Gardens.
When attempting a tight run-out of India opener Shubman Gill, Temba Bavuma put in a dive and knocked over the stumps, with his hand, intentionally! It’s a hilarious video that has gone viral on social media involving the Protea skipper Temba Bavuma.
With Shubman Gill attempting a quick single, Bavuma ran in, picked up the ball, and under-armed it at the stumps at the non-striker’s end whilst also put in a dive. Even as the ball didn’t hit the stumps and Shubman Gill just came into the crease, Temba Bavuma continued sliding, and eventually knocked over the stumps with his hand, deliberately, and very comically.
This video of the South African captain flicking the stumps while still sliding has gone viral and fans are having a laughter ride.
Memes flood Twitter after Temba Bavuma knocks the stumps in his dive:
Virat Kohli’s century leads India to over 300 on a tough pitch
It was a superbly paced innings from India which allowed them to post a total of over 300 on a tough pitch in Kolkata against South Africa. After Rohit Sharma blasted 40 runs in 24 balls, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer initially struggled to get going. However, both of them fought the difficult period, settled in, and reached their landmarks.
Iyer scored 77 runs while Kohli notched up his 49th ODI century, equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s tally. Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja played quickfire cameos.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi