The beauty of IPL lies in the relationships it has built between the fringe players from the Indian domestic circuit and top class players from all over the world.
The amount of exposure and experience the young guns get from their idols cannot really be measured and there is no doubt that the tournament as a whole has only helped the growth of cricket in the nation.
Over the years, we have seen the young players try to imitate or learn from the stars in their franchise but in recent times, it looks like the tide has turned.
In the thrilling South-Indian derby on Saturday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Royal Challenger’s Bangalore, David Warner was a class apart.
He was comfortable in the crease scoring at jus less than 2 runs a ball in a mammoth innings of 92 of just 50 balls helping Sunrisers take away the two points from this game.
The hosts set a target of 195 in the first innings and could have easily been more had Warner not been caught out in the deep late in the game.
With just 5 overs remaining in the first innings, the Australian opener started to take the scoring rate up a notch and launched into the newbie Tabriz Shamsi in his third over.
Warner took 19 runs of the previous over and hit a huge six off Shamsi before handing AB de Villiers a simple catch at the long off boundary. The youngster who knew that he took a priced wicket and that it could turn the game around set off to celebrate his success soon after.
The 26-year old china-men bowler showed his happiness and pulled out the ‘BUS DRIVER’ celebration that has taken the social media by a storm.
His funny celebrations seemed to have caught up with the RCB team as skipper and star player Virat Kohli was seen shaking his legs to Shamsi’s celebrations.
Here is the funny moment during the first innings at Hyderabad:
— Vishal Mehra (@capturethecatch) April 30, 2016
Surely, with the shortest format of the game becoming more and more entertaining, these celebrations give the game a new dimension and can hardly harm the reputation of the sport.