Sunrisers Hyderabad were in a celebratory mood on Wednesday after they picked up a 15-run win over Delhi Daredevils to climb to the second spot on the IPL table.
This was their second consecutive victory, after losing against former champions Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, and it had definitely eased the pressure off the team. (SRH v DD HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD)
In a video posted by the franchise on their official Twitter handle, the men in orange could be seen having a gala time at the team hotel after the match.
The video starts with the team getting off the bus and as they enter the team hotel, cakes were kept ready to be smudged on the faces of Kane Williamson and Deepak Hooda.
Captain David Warner can be heard categorically mentioning: “White cake for Hooda, black one for Kane.”
While everyone claps along and congratulates Kane Williamson for the fantastic knock, the right-handed batsman could be seen gently walking towards the cake, well aware of what awaits in his fortune.
Williamson kept his hands on his ears, in what seemed to be an apparent bid to keep the cake away from getting smudged all around it but with Yuvraj Singh around, who has ever managed to get past such pranks.
The cake is smudged all over his face leaving the others in splits before skipper Warner calls on Hooda to be a part of the second part of the act.
Unlike Williamson’s confused smile, Hooda comes forward with a wide grin and is gently fed a part of the cake before he has it all over his face.
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan can be soon to join the party too and as he rubs the cake all over Hooda’s face, he can be heard saying: “He did this to me too.”
A flashback immediately after shows a clip where Rashid had cake being smudged on him in a similar manner by Hooda.
The video, which is a little over two minutes, also shows the players playing darts, having a bit of fun at the dinner and enjoying champagne.
Kane Williamson later added: “Great to get the win today. Hopefully we continue that in Pune. Good performance by the team. I was trying to get a partnership with Shikhar 9Dhawan) who played beautifully. Fortunate to be able to do that. Nice to get a good total on the board.”
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar had done half the job bowling a miserly penultimate over, Siddharth Kaul still had to defend 24 in the last over of the game. He went for a gigantic six off the second ball itself but got the price wicket of Angelo Matthews with the penultimate ball of the game.
“It’s always a pleasure… Whenever it comes to last over… Feels really good when you win it for your team. It’s a proud moment when our team wins,” Kaul said.