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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 15:58 IST

IND vs SA: Memefest breaks out as bus driver closes door in front of 'latecomer' Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ahead of India's first ODI clash against South Africa, Ruturaj Gaikwad faced an awkward situation as the bus door closed as he was about to board.

Anirban Sarkar
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad | Image:ArunTuThikHoGya/X
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Ruturaj Gaikwad found himself in an absurd position ahead of the first ODI against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Boasted by some brilliant performances by the Indian bowlers, the Men in Blue have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

3 things you need to know

  • India defeated South Africa by 8 wickets in the first ODI
  • Arshdeep Singh recorded a five wicket haul
  • India will now take on Proteas at St Geroge's Oval

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Bus door shut in Ruturaj Gaikwad's face, internet exploded with various reactions

Ruturaj was heading towards the bus and was glued to his phone. As he was about to enter the bus the driver shut the door on his face leaving the Indian batsman confused. He even was seen indicating something towards Ruturaj but it was not clear what his intention was. The incident quickly grabbed eyeballs as netizens took this opportunity to share their reactions on social media.

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Also Read: Arshdeep Singh achieves new feat after dominating the Proteas explosive bowling spell in 1st ODI

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Ruturaj Gaikwad failed to live up to the expectations

However, it didn't pan out the way Ruturaj would have hoped as he could only manage five runs in 10 balls against the Proteas. Fifties from debutant Sai Sudharshan and Shreyas Iyer helped India chase down a paltry 117 runs in the first ODI. They will now take on the hosts in the second ODI at St George's Oval on Tuesday. The visitors could seal the series with a dominant display in the next ODI clash.

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 15:57 IST

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