In their last group stage match of the 2019 World Cup, versus Sri Lanka, Team India had given rest to their ace spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. As a result, Chahal was spotted at the sidelines where an image of his went viral seeing the 29-year-old enjoy the proceedings in a relaxed mode. Hence, the image caught the attention of Twitterati and resulted in several memes.
Quinton de Kock pulled off a Chahal's iconic pose during day four of the ongoing first Test between India and South Africa in Visakhapatnam. Thus, the picture spread like wildfire on the social media platform and even Chahal responded to de Kock's pose in a hilarious manner.
Quiny bhai aapse na ho paayega pic.twitter.com/gCaNKftUr1— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 5, 2019
De Kock's picture was caught by the cameramen when the keeper was busy saving runs behind the stumps. Just like his team members, the South African had a tough day as Indian batsmen took the opposition on in the penultimate day of the contest after getting a handy 71-run lead in the series opener.
The day commenced with South Africa 385 for 8 following Dean Elgar and de Kock's centuries in the third day's play. The Protea tail-enders stretched the innings considerably before being bundled out for 431. In a bid to accelerate and make the South Africans bat again during the fag end of the day, Rohit Sharma (127), Cheteshwar Pujara (81), Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja scored at a brisk rate before the hosts declared setting up an imposing 395-run target for the visitors.
Throughout the day, de Kock was kept busy with the awry line and lengths from the South African bowlers. The wicketkeeper even missed a few chances to give a reprieve to the likes of Pujara and Rohit.
Day Five will resume with South Africa needing another 384 whereas Kohli and Co. require another nine wickets to take a 1-0 lead.