Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne was at his amusing best when he took to the field in the second innings of the third Test between Australia and India. Marnus Labuschagne had a couple of hilarious jibes at the Indian openers, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma when they came out to bat before Tes on Day 2.
Interestingly, Labuschagne was the first wicket to fall on Day 2 when the teams resumed proceedings. He missed his well-deserved hundred by 9 runs as he fell on 91 runs. However, his teammate, Steve Smith, smashed another scintillating century against the Indian Cricket Team as they once again struggled to cut short the Australian tail. The Aussies ended the first innings on 338 runs. Ravindra Jadeja picked 4 wickets and was the pick of the bowlers.
Marnus Labuschagne Tries To Unsettle Rohit Sharma And Shubman Gill
As team India walked in to bat on Day 2, Marnus Labuschagne was placed at short leg and he constantly kept chirping around the Indian openers, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma. First up, he asked Gill as to who is his favourite player? Shubman Gill responded to him by saying that he will tell it to Labuschagne after the game.
Then, Marnus Labuschagne tried to unsettle Rohit Sharma as he asked the Indian opener, “What did you do in quarantine?” Rohit Sharma preferred not to answer the curious Labuschagne and did not respond to him.
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Indian Openers Remain Unfazed As They Put A Solid Opening Stand
The Indian openers, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma remained unfazed by Marnus Labuschagne’s antics and kept tormenting the Australian bowlers. Both the batsmen were at their brilliant best as they stitched together a 70-run stand. However, the Australian bowlers bounced back and clinched both the openers in quick succession. Shubman Gill was dismissed right after completing his maiden Test half-century.
Team India’s veteran batsmen, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease as the game came to a close on Day 2. The India National Cricket Team trail by 242 runs with 8 wickets in hand after the end of Day 2 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).