The stump mic rarely disappoints. In recent times, the broadcasters have not shied away from airing the players’ comment and the fans are thoroughly enjoying it. Who can forget that famous altercations between Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine during India’s tour of Australia last year. The comments from Pant and Paine were absolute gold.
Well, something similar was heard in the ongoing Duleep Trophy final with Ishan Kishan being the main man this time around. The incident took place when India Green’s Mayank Markande was batting with India Red’s Ishan Kishan standing behind the stump.
India Red had put themselves on top by reducing India Green to 99 for 6. The fall of the sixth wicket saw Markande making his way to the middle. And unlike his teammates, Markande looked comfortable with the bat. With the India Red bowlers finding it tough to dismiss him, Ishan Kishan decided to try out some other tricks.
He started getting under the skin of Markande with his comments from behind the stumps. Markande was batting on 31 when Ishan Kishan started shuffling the fielders. The wicketkeeper asked them to take a few steps forward while hilariously commenting:
“Iske hath me jaan nahi hai. Utna nahi, utna nahi, utna nahi pahuchega is sey ( His comment can be roughly translated to: Don’t stand that far, he cannot hit that far).”
Ishan Kishan continued with his antics, leaving the batsman and the commentators in splits.
Here is a clip of that whole sledging video from Ishan Kishan:
Stump mic gem: Markande escapes Ishan Kishan’s trap
What happens when two friends are in opposite teams? Ishan Kishan throws the bait but Mayank Markande keeps his calm. A must watch.
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) September 5, 2019
Well, Ishan’s tactics fdr his Mumbai Indians teammate failed to make a mark as Markande went on to score an unbeaten fifty. The leg-spinner remained unbeaten on 71 as he helped his side cross the 200-run mark.