Axar Patel and Ruturaj Gaikwad in fun task.

After securing a convincing 44-run victory against Australia in the second T20I at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, November 26, Team India’s cricketers Axar Patel and Ruturaj Gaikwad indulged in a lighthearted post-match activity.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
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Ruturaj Gaikwad was assigned the amusing task

In a playful twist, Gaikwad was assigned the amusing task of delivering the match report within a strict timeframe of 60 seconds, while Axar, with mischievous intent, took on the role of distracting him throughout the endeavor.

The Men in Blue showcased a clinical performance in Thiruvananthapuram, securing a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Having been sent in to bat by Australia, India posted an impressive 235/4 on the scoreboard, with Yashasvi Jaiswal (53 off 25), Ruturaj Gaikwad (58 off 43), Ishan Kishan (52 off 32), and Rinku Singh (31* off 9) making substantial contributions. The bowlers then successfully restricted the Aussies to 191/9.

A video shared on captured the entertaining 60-seconds challenge featuring Gaikwad and Axar. As Gaikwad earnestly delivered the match report, Axar employed various humorous tactics to divert his attention. From cheeky comments to offering water and an orange, the light-hearted banter added a touch of fun to the post-match celebrations.

After setting Australia a target of 236, Prasidh Krishna and Ravi Bishnoi excelled, claiming three wickets each to thwart the visitors’ pursuit. Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, and Axar Patel each contributed with one wicket, sealing India’s comprehensive triumph.

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