WATCH: India-born BBL sensation runs to meet legendary Australian pacer Brett Lee, performs iconic Kabaddi celebration with him

Nikhil Chaudhary, hailing from India, is gaining recognition in the Big Bash League 2023-24 for his impressive power-hitting. His recent viral moment involves striking a Kabaddi pose with the legendary fast bowler Brett Lee after a riveting BBL match.

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India-born Nikhil Chaudhary is making a name for himself in the Big Bash League 2023-24 with his power-hitting. Born in the heart of New Delhi, Chaudhary marked his T20 debut for Punjab during the 2016-17 Inter-State T20 tournament, which marked the beginning of his professional journey. While actively participating in domestic cricket in India, he had the privilege of playing under the guidance of the legendary Harbhajan Singh.

Furthermore, Chaudhary benefited from the insights shared by Yuvraj Singh, who provided valuable knowledge on constructing innings and chasing big targets. Despite encountering some setbacks with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, the determined player from Punjab kept persisting.

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His final appearance for Punjab occurred in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in November 2019. Soon after, he found himself in Australia, just days before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which kept him in Australia only and made a name for himself in the Australian domestic circuit. 

Fanboy moment for Nikhil Chaudhary

On the Docklands diamond,  Nikhil Chaudhary who is playing for the Hobart Hurricanes found himself face-to-face with the legendary fast bowler Brett Lee. As Lee was leaving the stadium Chaudhary sprinted through the stadium, determined not to miss his chance. In the parking lot, the two cricketers collided in a warm embrace as both of them recreated the iconic 'top on the lap' pose, a moment that sent the waiting fans into a frenzy. 

The camaraderie shared between Chaudhary and Lee was evident in their gracious greetings and the spontaneous celebration. It provided fans with a delightful moment, capturing the true spirit of camaraderie and joy that cricket can create.

On the cricketing front, the Hobart Hurricanes emerged victorious in a thrilling clash against the Melbourne Renegades. The Hurricanes' dominant performance secured a six-wicket victory, restricting the Renegades to a modest 148 runs. While Chaudhary didn't get the chance to bat, his pivotal role with the ball, especially in claiming Quinton de Kock's valuable wicket, showcased his all-around contribution to the team's success.

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