Everytime you come, they play ‘Ram Siya Ram’ – KL Rahul. South Africa needed 120 runs to win the third ODI, therefore Keshav Maharaj batted at number eight.
India defeated South Africa by 78 runs in the series’ third and final ODI on December 21 at Boland Park in Paarl. After being put in to bat first, the Men in Blue score 296/8 in their allot 50 overs. Led by a magnificent century from Sanju Samson. South Africa 177/6 after 33.2 overs and needed another 120 runs to win as Keshav Maharaj walk out to play at number 8.
A Hindu devotional song titled ‘Ram Siya Ram’ play on his entry. As soon as he made his way out to the middle. After hearing it, skipper KL Rahul informed Maharaj that the DJ always plays that music everytime a South African hitter steps out to bat. Rahul went on to question if the song is play even when he comes on to bowl, and the left-arm spinner nodded in agreement.
“Keshav bhai, they play this song every time you come. ” Rahul heard saying over the stump mic.
Watch the fun conversation here:
India won their second ODI series in South Africa
Arshdeep Singh dismissed Maharaj for 14 (27) as South Africa were swept out for 218 in 45.5 overs, giving India a 2-1 series triumph. He also dismissed Tilak Varma in the opening innings with figures of 1/37. Arshdeep Singh excelled with the ball for the visitors, taking 4/30 in nine overs. While Avesh Khan (2/45) and Washington Sundar (2/38) both took two wickets.
Earlier in the day, Sanju Samson starred with the bat for India as he registered his maiden ODI hundred scoring 108 off 114 balls smashing six fours and three sixes in his innings. He well support by Tilak Varma (108 off 114) and Rinku Singh (38 off 27) as the trio helped India post 296/8 in their allotted 50 overs.