Rohit Sharma sarcastically trolls Kuldeep Yadav after India escape DRS blunder | Cricket - Hindustan Times

Rohit Sharma sarcastically trolls Kuldeep Yadav after India narrowly escape DRS blunder against England: Watch video

Feb 05, 2024 06:41 AM IST

Rohit Sharma sarcastically applauded Kuldeep Yadav's DRS opinion after he got it awfully wrong.

Remember how Rohit Sharma is not convinced of Kuldeep Yadav's DRS calls? Yes, the Indian captain's trust issues with Kuldeep's reviews were once again captured on the field as India narrowly escaped losing an early DRS against England on Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Visakhapatnam.

Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma were at it again(Screengrab)
Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma were at it again(Screengrab)

The incident took place as early as the third over of England's second innings when India were in two minds whether to go for a review against Zak Crawley. The bowler in question was Jasprit Bumrah, whose whisker beat the outside edge of the England batter, but since India remotely felt there was more to it, discussions between Rohit, keeper KS Bharat and Kuldeep ensued.

Unlock exclusive access to the story of India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now!

Watch the video below:

Kuldeep tried to convince Rohit into taking the review but fortunately for India, Bharat and the India captain did not seem convince. And rightly so, as the replay showed a big gap between bat and ball. Rohit was seen hand-pointing at Kuldeep, and later even sarcastically clapped at his teammate when the big screen flashed the reality of that delivery. What was most surprising about this entire episode was that Kuldeep was positioned at square leg, so there is no way he would have spotted it as clearly as a Bharat or Bumrah.

Not the first time

Kuldeep and Rohit have an interesting history especially when it comes to deciding on DRS. Last year, the India captain pulled up Kuldeep, not once but twice over a wrong call. In March during India's 3rd ODI against Australia, Kuldeep was at the receiving end of a manic Rohit outburst when Kuldeep erred with DRS twice. He didn't take it when he should have and wasted a review when he shouldn't have.

Later, during the World Cup, Kuldeep and Rohit was at it again, this time the India spinner arguing with the captain during the game against England. Before Kuldeep had dismissed Moeen Ali in the 24th over, in the 22nd, one of his deliveries rapped Liam Livingstone on the pads. Despite the India captain's insistence, Kuldeep opted not to review it. When the three reds illuminated on the giant screen, Rohit approached Kuldeep and delivered a stern reprimand, leaving the wrist-spinner with no choice but to attentively absorb his captain's criticism.

India ahead but England brisk as always

A total of 11 wickets fell in the day, 10 of which were India's as they were bowled out for 255 in their second innings. Shubman Gill was the lone warrior, roaring back to form with a third Test century, as India stretched their lead to almost 400, setting England 300 to win. With two days and 14 overs left in the match, openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett came out with intent and played in the only they know.

Even though Bumrah kept one end tight, Mukesh Kumar leaked runs again, giving away four boundaries in two overs and overstepping for a no-ball. England knocked off 50 of the 399 runs before Ravichandran Ashwin, who went wicketless in the first innings, delivered the breakthrough as Duckett offered bat and pad for Bharat to take the catch. Nightwatchman Rehan Ahmed came in to negate the final four overs of the day but did not shy away from playing his shots. England finished with 67/1, needing 332 more to win, setting up a very intriguing fourth day's play.

IPL 2024
Are you a cricket buff? Participate in the HT Cricket Quiz daily and stand a chance to win an iPhone 15 & Boat Smartwatch. Click here to participate now.

Stay updated with the latest Cricket News, IPL Live Score, KKR vs RR Live Score and get exclusive insights with the IPL Match Today, IPL Points Table match highlights, and more. Explore a comprehensive Cricket Schedule, track the race for the Purple Cap and Orange Cap in IPL 2024, check Virat Kohli performance and stay ahead with all the cricket-related updates on the Hindustan Times website and app.
Share this article

    At HT Sports Desk, passionate reporters work round the clock to provide detailed updates from the world of sports. Expect nuanced match reports, previews,reviews, technical analysis based on statistics, the latest social media trends, expert opinions on cricket, football, tennis, badminton, hockey,motorsports, wrestling, boxing, shooting, athletics and much more.

Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On