‘Bus-Driver’ celebration Twitter battle: Tabraiz Shamsi hits back at Adam Zampa; gets criticised by Darren Lehmann

South African Chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi, who is playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season, has garnered enough interest from all quarters since he made his IPL debut. Surprisingly, it is not his bowling that has created the hype, but his awkward ‘Bus-Driver’ celebration.

During a match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), his celebration had come under criticism from the opposition captain David Warner, after the latter found it unnecessary and untimely. Shamsi had got into the act after dismissing Warner and also got his skipper Virat Kohli involved but the Australian opener had already amassed 92 runs by then, resulting in his win.

After the match, Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) player and fellow Australian Adam Zampa had tweeted condemning Shamsi’s celebration:

It seems Shamsi took a note of Zampa’s tweet much later and hit back at him with his tweets:

Later, former Australian cricketer and current coach of the national team Darren Lehmann also joined the conversation by tweeting:

This battle does not seem to be ending anytime soon and it will be interesting to see whether Shamsi takes it forward with another reply on the thread or chooses to ignore and move on.