IND vs AFG: Watch – Afghanistan Players Check Shivam Dube’s Bat After His Brutal Fifty In 2nd T20I


The 30-year-old India National Cricket Team all-rounder Shivam Dube was the shining light for his side in the second T20I of the three-match series against Afghanistan National Cricket Team at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday, January 14.

Dube was one of the key reasons behind the victory of the Rohit Sharma-led side in the first two T20I matches against the Ibrahim Zadran-led Afghanistan. He delivered a wonderful performance both with the bat and ball in both matches and helped India seal victories and take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series.

In both matches, Shivam Dube bagged one wicket and remained unbeaten to steer India to a victory. In the first game, he scored an unbeaten 60 runs and in the second match, he slammed 63 runs off 32 balls, with 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Dube played wonderful strokes in the second T20I in Indore and made the bowlers look clueless. He timed the ball to perfection and smashed some sensational-looking boundaries in the match. His best came when he launched an attack on the senior all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, hitting three consecutive sixes to push Afghanistan out of the match.

Many expected him to finish the match with a boundary, but it didn’t happen as he took a single off leg bye on the fourth ball of the 16th over, which was bowled by Fazalhaq Farooqi, to complete the easy run-chase.

After the match, two Afghanistan players, who looked impressed with the all-rounder were seen checking the bat of Shivam Dube. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the clip of India’s match-winning moment on their X handle and in the video, the Afghanistan stars were seen saying something to Dube while checking his bat. Watch Here:

My success credit goes to MS Dhoni and CSK – Shivam Dube

After winning the match for the India National Cricket Team, Shivam Dube was seen interacting with the commentators. During the interaction, he gave credit for his success to his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and captain MS Dhoni. He said that the legendary skipper Dhoni and the CSK management gave him confidence and provided him the backing.

“My success credit goes to MS Dhoni and CSK. Mahi bhai (Dhoni) gave me confidence that I can do it, CSK management told me they believed in me and always had faith that I could perform,” Shivam Dube said after the match was finished while speaking on JioCinema.

Meanwhile, India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma was highly impressed with the performance of Dube and he showered rich praise on the all-rounder. Rohit said that Shivam Dube is a powerful guy and can take on spinners with ease. He said:

“Dube is a big guy, very powerful and can take on the spinners. That is his role and he has come out and played two crucial innings for us.”

Dube will be next seen in action when India lock horns with Afghanistan in a dead-rubber encounter on January 17 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

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