Experienced team India spinner, Harbhajan Singh has taken a dig at the Windies cricket team after their horrendous performance against India in the opening Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. After the first two play’s day, the hosts India are firmly on top and looks set to win the Test-inside the next two days.
Harbhajan Singh takes a dig at the Windies
Taking to his twitter handle, Harbhajan with all due respect to Windies stated this team might not have qualified for the Ranji Quarters from the plate group let alone the elite group.
“With all due respect to West Indies Cricket but I have a question for u all…will this west Indies team qualify for Ranji quarters from the plate group? Elite se to nahin hoga,” Harbhajan Singh wrote.
With all due respect to West Indies Cricket but I have a question for u all…will this west Indies team qualify for Ranji quarters from the plate group? Elite se to nahin hoga 🧐 #INDvsWI
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 5, 2018
After batting first, India posted 364/4 at the end of the opening day’s play. It was largely possible due to a sensational debut century by Prithvi Shaw. He treated the Rajkot crowd with some electrifying strokeplay. He looked in complete control of proceedings and never looked like appearing in his first Test match.
Shaw played some exceptional shots en-route to his maiden Test century. Prithvi Shaw was not bothered by the big occasion. He played his natural game and stroked his way to 134 before a soft dismissal saw him walking back to the pavilion. Prithvi Shaw’s knock was studded with 19 fours and came in just 154 deliveries.
Later, on day two, captain Virat Kohli smashed his 24th Test ton while Ravindra Jadeja entertained the crowd with his maiden Test century. He hit an unbeaten century which included five fours and five sixes, as India declared their 1st innings on 649/9.
Even with the ball in hand, India was quite spectacular. On a placid surface, Mohammed Shami bowled his heart out and bagged two quick wickets.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav then came into the act and kept chipping away with the wickets. At the end of the 2nd day’s play, Windies had scored just 94 runs losing six wickets in the process. They are still trailing India by 555 runs.