Out-of-favour Indian opening batter Shikhar Dhawan has come up with a three-word phrase to describe Mohammad Rizwan's short run during the 3rd T20I in Dunedin. With Rizwan failing to get his gloves past the crease at the non-striker's end despite a valiant attempt, Dhawan equated it to Kabaddi and took to X, writing 'Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi'.
The incident occurred during the 6th over of the run-chase of 194 as Rizwan nudged a ball from Matt Henry on the on-side. However, the 31-year-old lost his balance and nearly fell, also losing his bat in the process. Nevertheless, he saw the opportunity to take a brace, but had to stretch a bit more due to the bat not being there. On replays, it emerged that Rizwan had touched the ground a couple of centimeters before the crease.
With Kabaddi involving a one player of the team needing to touch the opposing team's line before getting caught, Dhawan posted the below tweet:
Mohammad Rizwan's 90 in the 4th T20I against New Zealand goes in vain:
While the 31-year-old keeper-batter managed only 24 runs in the 3rd T20I, he stood up by top-scoring with an unbeaten 90 off 63 balls in the 4th game in Christchurch. However, the vice-captain could not get support from the other end as the tourists managed to reach a below-par 158.
Despite having the Black Caps in early trouble, the Men in Green could not capitalise. Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips stayed unbeaten at 72 and 70, respectively to push the hosts over the finishing line and gain a 4-0 lead.