India were caught in an awkward spot at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday when they had two batsmen walking out to bat at No. 4. Both Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer strode out after the fall of Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket. TV commentator Harsha Bhogle and Sunil Gavaskar took a dig on the same producing an epic KBC-style question leaving fans speechless.
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Shikhar Dhawan fell in the seventh over, both Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer was seen heading to the wicket leading to a hilarious situation. Iyer eventually backed out to allow Pant to go and take his guard. However, the Mumbai-born cricketer had to come out soon with Virat Kohli getting out in the next over.
Then, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle took the opportunity to discuss the number four conundrum which continues to haunt Team India. They came up with a convincing way to give the fans an opportunity to choose the no four batsman.
They gave the fans four options to choose – Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, and KL Rahul. To make it more dramatic, Bhogle mimicked Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone, saying ‘woh to aapke dost karte hain’. For his part, Gavaskar even mimicked Bollywood actor Sunny Deol’s voice.
Watch the video here:
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speaking at the end of the game, Virat Kohli resonated the reason behind such confusion. Kohli said there indeed had been a “communication problem” between the team management and the two players – Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer.
“The batting coach (Vikram Rathour) had a word with both of them and there was a misunderstanding about who had to go [out] at what stage of the game. It was a bit funny afterwards because they both wanted to walk in. It would have been very funny if both had reached the pitch,” Kohli said after the match. “There was a miscommunication there. I understood it afterwards,” he added.