Denesh Ramdin presented a gift and a match ticket to a four-year-old girl just before the start of the second T20I in Thiruvananthapuram. (Photo Credit: Windies Twitter)
Denesh Ramdin has been one of the pillars of the West Indies cricket team ever since his debut in 2005. The 34-year-old from Trinidad has played 74 Tests, 71 Twenty20 Internationals and 139 ODIs and is considered as one of the best keepers in the current West Indies team. However, his gesture before the start of the second Twenty20 International against India at the Greenfields International stadium in Thiruvananthapuram left cricket fans happy and reaffirmed his class as Mr. Nice Guy. Before the start of the second Twenty20 International, Ramdin presented a gift and a match ticket to a four-year-old girl.
The young fan was genuinely happy and the official Twitter handle of the West Indies cricket team stated, "Probably one of the cutest things on the internet today ðŸ˜ÂÂ. Denesh Ramdin makes a stop on his way to the match to present this cute 4-year old fan with tickets and a gift ahead ot the 2nd T20I!"
West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl in the second match but it was a bittersweet day for Ramdin, who was dropped from the side in place of Nicholas Pooran. Pooran, who was banned for four games for tampering with the ball during the series against Afghanistan, had his ban ended today and he replaced the veteran in the side.
Probably one of the cutest things on the internet today ðŸ˜ÂÂ. Denesh Ramdin makes a stop on his way to the match to present this cute 4-year old fan with tickets and a gift ahead ot the 2nd T20I! âÂÂ¤ðŸ’› #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/2ukI9hNNv2— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) December 8, 2019
Ramdin has an average of 25 in ODIs and 25.87 in Tests while in Twenty20 Internationals, he averages 18. However, he has 205 catches in Tests and 181 in ODIs while in T20Is, he has 43 catches and 20 stumpings. Ramdin played a vital part in the title triumphs of the West Indies cricket team during the 2012 and 2016 World T20s which they won in Sri Lanka and India respectively.
West Indies notched up 207 in the previous game at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium but they were blown away by a brilliant Virat Kohli who smashed his highest individual score of 94* and helped India achieve their highest successful chase in Twenty20 Internationals. Kohli's 94* helped India secure their seventh straight win against the two-time world champions and Kieron Pollard's side will be determined to come back on level terms in the three-match series.