Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were involved in a breathtaking game on Sunday in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy final. The action went down to the last ball of the match and the defending champions sealed it in the end courtesy some smart fielding and bowling. Tamil Nadu were once again at the receiving end. However, after the match, Ravi Ashwin was in the spotlight as he celebrated in the last over after hitting two fours.
Tamil Nadu needed 13 runs in the final over of the innings to be crowned as the champions with Ashwin on strike. Manish Pandey handed the ball over to Krishnappa Gowtham to do the job. But the off-spinner conceded a boundary off the very first delivery. Ashwin slog-swept the next ball as well but it didn’t go the distance.
Rather, Devdutt Padikkal who was fielding in the deep first went for the catch but for some reason decided against it and could do neither only to concede a crucial boundary. It was a huge moment in the match as the equation came down to five off four balls. Sensing a victory then, Ravi Ashwin hilariously celebrated with a fist pump.
All goes downhill for Tamil Nadu after Ravi Ashwin’s celebration
Gowtham managed to eke out a dot off the next ball and then Ravi Ashwin took a single after which Tamil Nadu needed four off two balls. The game swung massively in favour of Karnataka when Vijay Shankar got run-out off the penultimate delivery looking to steal a second run thanks to Manish Pandey’s gun throw from long-on.
Even Ashwin wasn’t on strike for the last ball and Murugan Ashwin could only pick up a leg bye. Tamil Nadu fell agonisingly short of the target by two runs and two contrasting emotions were witnessed on the field. Karnataka had managed to defend their title while Tamil Nadu ended up second once again like it happened in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final against the same team.
More than anything, Ravi Ashwin was trolled on Twitter for celebrating a little too early bringing back memories of Mushfiqur Rahim doing the same thing against India in the World T20 2016. The latter had celebrated then in front of Hardik Pandya in the last over after hitting two fours and then Bangladesh ended up losing the game. Same happened with Ashwin and the Twitterati roasted him for it.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Ashwin successfully pulling off Mushfiqur Rahim's celebration even before winning. pic.twitter.com/N4Rwlk4SvC
— Bengaluru Adda (@bengaluruadda) December 1, 2019
Mushfiqur Rahim to Ashwin:- don't celebrate too early 😂😂
— Anudeep Patil (@anudeep_patil) 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
Never celebrate untill its done. Hope Ravi Ashwin got the same lesson what Mushfiqur Rahim got few years back.
— Vishal Yadav (@VishalY44691113) December 1, 2019
Ashwin just did a Mushfiqur Rahim there. It's not over until it's over mate.
— Vignesh R (@coolrv9619) December 1, 2019
Ravichandran ashwin did a mushfiqur rahim today 😑
— Vikas Nainani (@nainani_vikas) December 1, 2019
Ravi Ashwin punching the air after he got the second boundary in the last over reminded me of Mushfiqur Rahim 2016. Also that it was the fielding captain's run out that sealed the game again was the icing on the cake.#SMAT #KARvTN
— SN (@VATSApp_) December 1, 2019
— Hi10 (@hiten888) December 1, 2019
Two elite celebrations in world cricket which went wrong. pic.twitter.com/kvpvsLV58Y
— arfan. (@Im__Arfan) December 1, 2019
— Aravind Chidambaram (@ImAravind04) December 1, 2019
— Manoj VReddy (@immanojv) December 1, 2019
Ashwin had a mushfiqur Rahim moment just now .
— ∆nkit🏏 (@CricAnkit_7) December 1, 2019
Did saw a glimpses of Mushfiqur Rahim in Ravi Ashwin today after his 2nd boundary in the last over.. Celebrating too early and gifting us the victory! pic.twitter.com/wyHCjkzXKg
— Harshavardhan R (@im92harsha) December 1, 2019
Ashwin looking like Mushfiqur Rahim
— Karthik (@karthik_jammy) December 1, 2019
when Ashwin celebrated, the first thing came to my mind was Rahim 😂 https://t.co/zFXDmNwuYp
— Nikhil Mane 🏏🇦🇺 (@nikhiltait) December 1, 2019
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- IPL 2020: 5 stars who have played least number of games since last season
- IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting picks most dangerous player from Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Stuart Binny and Mayanti Langer blessed with a baby boy last month; reason for latter’s absence in IPL 2020
- Jasprit Bumrah is bowling yorkers consistently and there are very less bowlers like that: Brett Lee
- IPL 2020: RCB unveil their new jersey with a message for COVID-19 heroes