Luke Jongwe emulates Tabraiz Shamsi’s ‘shoe-call’ celebration to disrespectfully mock Dhruv Jurel

All of India’s three debutants, on Saturday (July 6), flopped with the bat in the first T20I against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. The Men in Blue went on to suffer a shock 13-run loss in their first game since being crowned the T20 world champions last week.

Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, and Dhruv Jurel made their T20I debut for Team India in the game and the trio could score a total of only 9 runs. Sharma was the first to come out to bat as he opened the innings with captain Shubman Gill. The left-handed batsman was out for a 4-ball duck in the very first over of the game.

Riyan Parag did not last long either and departed in the fifth over after scoring 2 runs off 3 balls. Dhruv Jurel, who had impressed in his debut Test series earlier this year, failed to deliver with the bat as well. The wicketkeeper-batsman was dismissed for 6 runs by Luke Jongwe in the 10th over. 

And as if dismissing Jurel was not enough, Jongwe also came up with a celebration that might not go down very well with the India wicketkeeper. The Zimbabwe bowler brought out the famous ‘shoe-call celebration as he took off his shoe and held it near his ear, pretending to call someone. The celebration was made famous in cricket by South Africa star Tabraiz Shamsi.

Watch Luke Jongwe’s celebration after dismissing Dhruv Jurel:


Talking about the game, Zimbabwe beat India by 13 runs to take the lead in the five-match series. Asked to bat first, Zimbabwe finished their innings on a modest 115/9. At one stage, they were reeling at 90 for 9 before an unbeaten 29-run knock from wicketkeeper Clive Madande helped them post a respectable total. For India, Ravi Bishnoi starred with the ball, taking 4 for 13.

In reply, India were bowled out for 102 runs. India lost the wicket of Abhishek Sharma in the very first over and kept losing wickets at regular intervals since then. Captain Shubman Gill top-scored for the team, scoring 31. India will be looking to draw level in the series by winning the second game, scheduled to take place on Sunday (July 7).

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