IPL 2023, DC vs PBKS | Twitter reacts as Ishant Sharma 'blows away' Livingstone's stumps and celebratory kiss
Ishant gave a flying kiss to Livingstone.|
Unique celebrations on cricket fields make the game even more competitive, but there are gestures that can trigger the opposition all of a sudden. Flying Kiss is one such rare celebration that can intimidate the opposite player, and Ishant Sharma did exactly that after cleaning up Liam Livingstone.
After being benched for the entire first half of the season for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023, Ishant Sharma proved his worth as the tournament progressed once he started getting opportunities. The 34-year-old made an impact again on Saturday while playing against Punjab Kings as his double damage inside the Powerplay got the Capitals off to a perfect start. More importantly, the two batters whom he dismissed were Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone, arguably the two most dependable batters of the franchise.
While Dhawan’s dismissal was pretty straightforward, the manner in which Livingstone lost his wicket attracted a lot of attention. The Englishman only had himself to blame, as he went down the track to attack Ishant’s length delivery which was angling in towards the middle and off stump. The batter tried to smash it over mid-wicket but no connection with the ball led to the off-stump going cartwheeling.
Ishant enjoyed the way he knocked Livingstone over, probably because the latter took him lightly as evident in his shot selection. The lanky right-arm quick gave Livingstone a flying kiss following the dismissal and no wonder the Twitterati took little time to react to the celebration.
TIMBER!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma at his very best 🔥🔥@ImIshant continues to shine on his special occasion 💪🏻#TATAIPL | #DCvPBKS pic.twitter.com/CaKCkuvsJU
That's massive wkt!
May 13, 2023
Big fishes in the basket!
Ishant Sharma gets Dhawan & Livingstone in the must win game.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2023
Ishant still has got it. pic.twitter.com/EmL6TzsdmQ
He's on fire!
Ishant Sharma spitting fire at Kotla 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pb2IDdGd2l— Utsav 💔 (@utsav045) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma appereciation tweet.— Dreamer (@CzanB) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma is playing his 100th IPL match in Delhi.— Sairam Anupoju ℁ (@SairamAnupoju4) May 13, 2023
Old is gold they say!
Old horses of India Ishant Sharma and Piyush coming good.— Anandkrish617 (@anandkrish617) May 13, 2023
Sharma is back with boom!🔥
Ishant sharma 2.0 reloaded 💥— 𝐕𝐊 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭_𝟏𝟖 (@gangamallesh_18) May 13, 2023
Timber...— Barot Harshal (@barotharshal21) May 13, 2023
Ishant Sharma sends back Livingstone for just 4(5).#DCvPBKS #IshantSharma #SRHvsLSG #IPL2023 #IPLonJioCinema #Livingstone #ishantsharma pic.twitter.com/vijXoaRfmQ
saala ishant Sharma toh hi out hoyi jnde aa— Karan (@karanpb10) May 13, 2023