It’s unclear whether the skipper was playing a prank on the young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh or was indeed annoyed about something, but the anger was evident on his face as he walked past the left-arm pacer to take his seat.
Surya could be seen telling something to Arshdeep while pointing a finger at him.
Surya starred with the bat in India’s series-levelling win over South Africa in the third T20I, scoring his fourth T20I century (100 off 56 balls) to help India put up a total of 201/7.
It was then Kuldeep Yadav who bamboozled the South African batting line-up with a five-wicket haul in 2.5 overs, as the hosts were shot out for 95 to signal India’s huge 106-run victory.
The first match of the series was washed out, while South Africa won the second game.
India’s tour now moves to the three-match ODI series beginning Sunday, where KL Rahul will lead the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who has opted to sit out of the limited-overs leg of South Africa tour.