WATCH: “Every time they play this song,” KL Rahul says DJ plays ‘Ram Siya Ram’ every time Keshav Maharaj comes to the crease, video goes viral

The moment Maharaj arrived at the crease, the song 'Ram Siya Ram' started playing. Rahul, the wicketkeeper, mentioned the same to Maharaj how the same song is played whenever he walks to bat.


WATCH: “Every time they play this song,” KL Rahul says DJ plays ‘Ram Siya Ram’ every time Keshav Maharaj comes to the crease, video goes viral

KL Rahul, Keshav Maharaj (Images via X, ESPNcricinfo)

India’s stand-in skipper KL Rahul‘s chat with South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj after the third and last ODI of the three-match series has gone viral. The match was played at the Boland Park stadium in Paarl on December 21.

India clinched the series when they defeated the hosts by 78 runs in the final ODI. During the second innings in that match, Maharaj came to bat in 33.2 overs when South Africa were at 177.

The moment Maharaj arrived at the crease, the song ‘Ram Siya Ram’ started playing. Rahul, the wicketkeeper, mentioned the same to Maharaj how the same song is played whenever he walks to bat. Upon hearing this, Maharaj could be seen responding with a smile.

Watch the viral video here:

“Keshav Bhai... Every time they play this song (Ram Siya Ram) when you come to crease”
Rahul told Maharaj

=Maharaj could score 14 runs from 27 balls at a strike rate of 51.85. In the 43rd over, he hit the ball off Arshdeep Singh towards the mid-wicket, where Rinku Singh completed a simple catch to dismiss the batter.

KL Rahul becomes second captain after Virat Kohli to register series victory in South Africa

In the third ODI, India posted 296/8 in 50 overs. The hero of the match was Sanju Samson, who scored his maiden international century (108 off 114) with six boundaries and three sixes. Arshdeep’s four-wicket haul helped India bundle out South Africa for 218 runs in 45.5 overs to win the match by 78 runs.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

India won the first match by eight wickets but could not beat the hosts in the second ODI, losing by eight wickets. After leading India to a 78-wicket victory, KL Rahul became the second captain after Virat Kohli to guide India to an ODI series win in South Africa.

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