The fans at the Eden Gardens must have thought they are watching Sheldon Cottrell after both Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara lost their wickets. The bowler celebrated both the dismissals by saluting just like Cottrell does after taking any wicket. Well, the bowler was Ebadot Hossain as he made his presence felt in the ongoing day-night Test.
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The day started on a disastrous note for Bangladesh as their batsmen fared poorly in the historic Test. Led by a brilliant five-wicket haul from Ishant Sharma, India bowled out the tourists for just 106 runs inside the first two session of the day. Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets while Mohammed Shami took the other two wickets.
Half of the Bangladesh side was back in the hut even before the team could touch the 50-run mark. Ishant Sharma gave the hosts the first breakthrough by dismissing Imrul Kayes for 4. The next three batsmen – Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim – departed even before opening their account.
Liton Das and Mahmudullah tried to stop the rot for a while as they took their team’s score past the 50-run mark. However, the two could not convert their start into a good stand thanks to a stunning catch from Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps. The catch ended the 22-run stand between the two batsmen as Mahmudullah departed. The rest of the batsmen could not deliver much either as Bangladesh were all out for just 106.
Ebadot Hossain’s saluting send-off:
Bangladesh started well with the ball as Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma departed with just 43 runs on the board. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli then steadied the ship and wiped off the lead. Both the batsmen were looking set to put on a huge stand before Ebadot Hossain made Pujara edge one at the slips.
Pujara was on 55 when he edged the ball and Shadman Islam did not make any difference. And Ebadot did not hesitate at all in celebrating his wicket as he came up with a salute to add salt to Pujara’s wounds.
Here is a clip of that celebration: