The Limited Overs edition of the tour has come to an end and as the Price Of Kolkata said on air right before the game, “The Real Cricket Has Just Begun”. While India did not have the first 2 sessions as they would have liked, with a few dropped chances, and a few inside edges not going their way, there were still moments which made them smile.
One of these moments came in during England’s 17th and Ashwin’s 6th while he was bowling to Jennings. The left-handed English bowler who made full use of the life-line provided by Rahane was on strike while Dinesh Karthik decided to have some fun.
In order to motivate Ashwin from behind the stumps, the wicket-keeper batsman resorted to his mother tongue- Tamil.
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Interestingly Murali Vijay was also fielding at a close-in position as Ashwin was on the attack after just dismissing Cook with a beauty. Vijay also being from down south, could understand the funny side of it and could not stop laughing. No, it wasn’t anything that funny if you’re wondering, all he meant in Tamil was “Well Bowled Mate” and also asked him to continue to bowl in the same areas with the same intensity. Having said that, what was funny was the moment which got a smile to many Indian faces on a day where we certainly witnessed such high-quality cricket so early in the tournament.
— Hit wicket (@sukhiaatma69) August 1, 2018
Meanwhile, at the end of the first days play India is right on top with the English reeling at 285-9 after winning the toss. Hope you enjoyed this video. Make it a beautiful day Ladies and Gentlemen.