LSG’s Ayush Badoni shakes the internet with iconic Virat Kohli celebration after playing game-winning cameo against DC
Former India captain Virat Kohli has always been an inspiration to young cricketers. Many youngsters follow his batting style as well as his approach to the game. On Thursday, Ayush Badoni of Lucknow Super Giants created the winning moment in an IPL match against Delhi Capitals with a Kohli-like celebration at DY Patil Sports Academy of Navy Mumbai.
The 22-year-old pointed to the name and shirt number engraved on the back of his shirt, then punched the air like Kohli after finishing the game in the final over.
Soon the video of the celebration went viral and people were quick to point out the similarity to Kohli’s mannerisms. They also appreciated the youngster’s spirit and attitude towards the game.
Watch the celebration here:
On Thursday night, Ayush Badoni was given the task of finishing the game after Deepak Hooda was sacked in the first-ever performance of the completed final. Shardul Thakur of the Delhi side had to defend 5 runs in 5 deliveries when Badoni came out at bat. After facing a point in the first, Badoni broke a boundary through the gap between extra coverage and midfield to level the score. With a goal on the last three deliveries, Badoni smoked the next ball over the wide fence to win the game for his side. After finishing the match with a six like Dhoni, the youngster celebrated the moment like Kohli.
Giants skipper KL Rahul also came forward to appreciate the teenager for the game-winning shot as he managed to maintain his composure under pressure to lead his team to victory. Rahul also advised the young gun to keep working hard as he still has a long way to go.
Badoni has already shown his class in LSG’s first four games. He scored an impressive half century in his first IPL match against Gujrat Titans. He is now used to finishing the game.
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