“Pushpa” Fever Taking Over The Cricketing World

“Pushpa” Fever Taking Over The Cricketing World

Cricket and Entertainment go way back. Cricket is incomplete without Entertainment, and Entertainment is incomplete without cricket. A game of cricket is incomplete without a dose of entertainment. The glitz, the glamour, and the craze of Entertainment add that extra factor of oomph in the atmosphere of a cricket match. The craze of movies and music is something which not a new occurrence for cricket and cricketers alike. 

We’ve all seen cricketers vibing to the latest new songs in their downtime or celebrating the fall of a wicket in a signature dance step of a particular song or movie. All of these are a sub-plot to the ever-growing confluence of Cricket and entertainment. It adds value to every cricket match that is played around the globe.


The Latest Entry Into The Pushpa Fever Club

The latest entry into this fusion is the movie “Pushpa”. Starring superstar Allu Arjun, the Telugu blockbuster is making waves across different strata of society, with its eye-catching dialogues as well as the raw attitude and swagger of the protagonist already making it a cult classic. Another reason the movie is trending is its witty and quirky dance moves, which have caught the eye of quite a few members of the cricket fraternity. 

With Dwayne Bravo already generating quite a buzz with his iteration of the popular dance move, The latest entrant into this list is none other than Bangladesh all-rounder and former captain Shakib Al-Hasan. In a match between Comilla Victorians and Fortune Barishal in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League at Mirpur, Shakib Al-Hasan could not resist doing the “Srivalli” dance move of the movie after dismissing Faf Du Plessis for 6 runs. The video went viral, with many of them liking and commenting on the dance move.

As far as the match is concerned, Comilla Victorians rallied back from that setback to score 158/7 in their 20 overs, with contributions from Mahmudul Hasan Joy (48 of 35 balls) and a cameo from Karim Janat (29 of 16 balls). In reply, Fortune Barishal couldn’t muster much of a fightback, getting bundled out for 95. Nahidul Islam was the pick of the bowlers for the Victorians, taking three wickets for just five runs in his four overs, ensuring that the Victorians won by a whopping 63 runs. 


What Next For Team India As They Play The West Indies After A Great Start To The ODI Series?

Rohit Sharma started off his campaign as the new ODI skipper with a win. It was a landmark game for Team India, as it was their 1000th match in this format. With this win now secured, the newly appointed Indian captain will want to push for more wins in the days to come. He has just started and there is still a long long way to go for him.

The upcoming edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia will be something that he will be focused on. The BCCI and the Indian management appointed him the skipper of the shorter formats of the game for that one purpose. They want the team and the management to focus on the upcoming international tournaments.  

With that being said, the goal will be to recruit young guns and focus on pushing for the all-round growth of the squad and bring a better balance to the playing eleven. With that being said, this win would be huge for the young Indian team, with some of the players performing at home.

Let’s wait and watch if the stars can continue to deliver the same way that they are doing as of now. There is still a long way to go and the journey has just started for Rohit Sharma. The aim is to get hands on an international trophy, which has eluded former skipper Virat Kohli since he took charge. Due to this, there has been a lot of criticism for King Kohli, who recently stepped down as the skipper from all three formats of the game.

The BCCI stepped in and took the tough call of making the Mumbai Indians’ skipper, the captain of the Indian team. Though this decision is not one for the long-term future, the plan is clearly one for the next couple of years if not more. Let’s wait and watch how things develop in the days to come now.

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