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.
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
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.
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.
Published December 18th, 2023 at 15:57 IST