NEW DELHI: Cricketers tend to come up with new ways to celebrate after dismissing the batsman, but South Africa’s spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has now set the benchmark really high.
Shamsi dismissed Wihab Lubbe in the ongoing Mzansi Super League and performed a magic trick on the field. Lubbe had danced down the wicket to hit a boundary, but he managed just to hand a simple catch to Hardus Viljoen.
The 29-year old spinner took out a red handkerchief from his pocket before turning it into a stick.
MSL’s official handle tweeted the video of the incident and captioned the post as: “WICKET! A bit of magic from @shamsi90 #MSLT20”.
The video of the incident is going viral on the internet.
The incident happened between the match between Paarl Rocks and Durban Heat in South Africa’s premier T20 tournament.
Its a childhood dream of Shamsi to be a magician.
“I have always been fascinated by magic and different tricks. From the age of about 15 or 16, I wanted to become a magician as it was a hobby of mine. Entertaining on the field is just my way of taking the pressure off myself and being able to enjoy things. I feel like when I am myself, I am able to play my best cricket.”
However, Shamsi who was playing for the Paarl Rocks was not able to perform his magic trick again as Durban Heat chased down the target of 197 with seven balls to spare.
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