Updated January 6th, 2024 at 23:39 IST
R Ashwin and Makhaya Ntini mesmerize CSK fans; Former SA pacer sings cult Bollywood song - WATCH
Ravichandran Ashwin caught up with Makhaya Ntini following the end of the second India vs South Africa Test. The two were in a frivolous mood.
Legendary South African bowler Makhaya Ntini has expressed his continued respect for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans. Notably, he spent two seasons with CSK in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 46-year-old has taken seven wickets in nine IPL matches for CSK, including a hat-trick against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
3 things you need to know
- Ravichandran Ashwin recently caught up with former CSK teammate Makhaya Ntini
- Ashwin requested Ntini to deliver a message to CSK fans
- Ntini addressed the request and sang a Bollywood song
Ravichandran Ashwin makes Makhaya Ntini sing Bollywood song
Ravichandran Ashwin caught up with Ntini after the second Test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town. The two are not unfamiliar with each other as both were teammates during the IPL 2009 season. The pair made big contributions to CSK during their 2008-09 season together. To make the little CSK reunion memorable, Ashwin requested Ntini to send a message to his CSK followers. Following that, Ntini sang a cult Bollywood song for Chennai Super Kings' fans.
"That's for the CSK fans, you can say Hello to them," Ashwin asked Ntini.
The South Africans started singing the song, "Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein....Khayal Aane Aane (originally Khayal aata hain)", which means 'Sometimes I think about you in my heart'.
India vs South Africa 2nd Test ended inside 4 sessions
The presence of a patch of grass at the Newlands' pitch proved to be disastrous for the 2nd IND vs SA Test. Apparently, it was kept to protect the surface from developing cracks and indeed it became a troublesome factor. The uneven bounce generated off the track left the batsmen quizzing, which promulgated them to take the aggressive route. Even when the target was as low as 78, Team India did not sit back and took a defensive stance. The approach was clear i.e., to waste no time and score freely as considering how the pitch fared, complacency was seemingly not the luxury India could afford.
The falling of wickets, and batsmen resorting to fearless cricket, made the Test match last less than 108 overs, becoming the shortest in the history of cricket.
Published January 6th, 2024 at 21:55 IST