Updated: October 3, 2021 10:50:27 am
Cricketer Smriti Mandhana scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to score a century in a pink ball Test while playing against Australia on Friday. As fans cheered for her terrific innings, it was her colleague Harleen Kaur Deol’s reaction, dedicating a classic Hindi song to her, that stole the show online.
Mandhana earned plaudits online when she played a 127-run knock against the host. The 25-year-old, who was 80 not out overnight, maintained her composure to reach the milestone on Day Two in Carrara, Queensland.
As her team on and off the field showered praise, Deol took to Twitter and shared a photo of Mandhana – showing her tousled hair – when she raised her bat to celebrate the ton, with the caption: “Alexa please play: ‘Oh haseena zulfo vali!!!’”
— Harleen Kaur Deol (@imharleenDeol) October 1, 2021
Soon after Deol’s reference to the iconic Mohammad Rafi song, Mandhana posted a sassy reply. Playing along, she too invoked Alexa, asking the AI device to put her teammate “on mute”.
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) October 1, 2021
Netizens simply loved the friendly banter between the two cricketers, even as some kind souls paid heed to Deol’s request and added music to Mandhana’s images. “Serenading you with this song right away, queen!” Amazon Alexa, India too chimed in.
Serenading you with this song right away, queen! 👑
— Amazon Alexa India (@AmazonAlexaIN) October 2, 2021
Ab to ho gya 🙈 pic.twitter.com/zSA4KL64xw
— Gargi Arya (@GargiAr00042708) October 1, 2021
— Ravinder Kumar 🇮🇳 (@Ravinde61631575) October 1, 2021
— inkeshthakur_ (@inkeshthakur_) October 1, 2021
Both ladies playing cool from the ground to the #twitter. Good show! Be sporty always.
— Manish Sharma 🙏 ॐ 🙏 हर हर महादेव 🙏 (@loginmanish) October 2, 2021
Superb. Continue to enjoy life as much as cricket. Indian cricket looks up to you. Such style, on and off the pitch. Your cover drives are awesome.
— T Gopalakrishnan (@teegeekay62) October 2, 2021
Just watched the highlights on Sonyliv. Class elegance @mandhana_smriti Me and my 9 year daughter loved the batting. God bless and give you strength to play more such innings
— sujith menon cn (@suzzitt) October 2, 2021
Alexa Please play : jabra Fan
National Crush 😍🔥
Keep Shining..Ohh haseen Zulfo wali 😅 #SmritiMandhana
— 💛VᎥŞĦ~†êåm ¥êllðw💛 (@imVish37) October 1, 2021
Jane Janha…..Dhoondhti hai kaatli nazare kiska nisha……Mahfil Mahfil oh shama firti ho kanha?? 🎼 🎵 🎶
— Suunaiina🇮🇳 (@YoginiEDITynath) October 1, 2021
Wonder Woman Smriti Mandhana pic.twitter.com/Jfv7uWTAjs
— Dinesh LiLawat (@imDL45) October 1, 2021
What an innings!! Wonderfully build, aggressive at start, pouncing on every loose balls, buliding partnership and playing through the session without scoring or loosing a wicket and then a centure. Just brilliant!!
— Hritvik Patel (@hritvikpatel) October 1, 2021
Picture perfect and wonderful timing from Alexa 🤩 .. just like you both do the field
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@janapalasirish1) October 1, 2021
These off field banters are always lit🔥 https://t.co/YjUIKk8b0J
— Ujjawal Raj (@OnlyUjjawal) October 1, 2021
My nomination for tweet of the year 😀 https://t.co/QpJ0gURWYi
— The Road to Serfdom (@quark_time) October 1, 2021
Alexa Please Play. Ye Dil Mange More. 😊😊👍👍🇮🇳🇮🇳 https://t.co/MPrXrzNT33
— Sourabh Srivastav(🇮🇳भारत 🇮🇳) (@im_Srivastav) October 2, 2021
— Tiwari (a girl with dreams )🌸 (@quantagirl8) October 1, 2021
This is how teammates appreciate each other 😜
— Kishor Kale (@ImKishor08) October 2, 2021
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