Watch: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill hilariously imitate Kuldeep Yadav's batting style

Updated - 24 Feb 2024, 06:24 PM

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill imitate Kuldeep Yadav
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India ended Day 2 of the fourth IND vs ENG Test match at 219/7 in 73 overs, with Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav present at the crease for India. Jurel is currently unbeaten on 30 runs from 58 balls with 2 fours and 1 sixes, whereas Kuldeep has hit 17 runs from 72 balls. While the Indian wrist spinner showcased brilliant defense at the crease, Indian batsman Shubman Gill and captain Rohit Sharma were seen mimicking his batting style.

On the fourth ball of the 70th over of England pacer James Anderson, Kuldeep Yadav left the ball which went straight to the wicketkeeper Ben Foakes. While Anderson was returning to his mark after delivering the ball, the camera shifted to the Indian dressing room. While Shubman Gill was first seen practicing how to defend the ball, the very next second, Gill mimicked Kuldeep’s batting style followed by Indian captain Rohit Sharma. The whole Indian dressing room laughed seeing their act.

Watch – Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill copy Kuldeep Yadav’s batting style

Day 2 began on a positive note for England wherein overnight batsmen Joe Root and Ollie Robinson started to take on the Indian bowlers from the first ball. Robinson scored a brilliant half-century and played an innings of 58 runs from 96 balls.

Ravindra Jadeja removed Robinson wherein wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel picked up a bullet catch. Jadeja removed the two rest batsmen including James Anderson and Shoaib Bashir for a duck. England batsman Joe Root remained unbeaten on 122 runs from 274 balls and smashed 10 fours during his stay at the crease.

India put on a combination bowling show, with Akash Deep picking up three wickets and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja taking four. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 1 wicket followed by Mohammed Siraj, who picked 2 wickets.

India lost captain Rohit Sharma early as he was dismissed for 2 runs from 9 balls. Sharma ended up edging the ball from James Anderson and wasn’t able to remove his bat. However, the hosts were able to recover the early damage as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill put up a stand of 82 runs from 131 balls. Gill played an innings of 38 runs from 65 balls and gave decent support to Jaiswal. The right-handed batter was dismissed by Shoaib Bashir and was caught in front.

Rajat Patidar also didn’t do much and got out for 17 runs from 42 balls. Ravindra Jadeja wasn’t able to continue his brilliant form and got out for 12 runs from 12 balls to Shoaib Bashir. Yashasvi Jaiswal brought up a half-century and continued his dream form. Jaiswal was removed for 73 runs from 117 balls by Bashir. Soon after the departure of the left-handed opener, India lost two wickets in quick succession, as Hartley removed Sarfaraz Khan and Ravichandran Ashwin for 14 and 1 run respectively.

At the end of Day 2, India ended the day at 219/7 wherein, Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav put up an unbeaten partnership of 42 runs from 106 balls.

India would be aiming to cross England’s first innings score of 353 runs and put up a solid batting display. The hosts currently trail by 134 runs, and Dhruv Jurel will have the responsibility to help India take a first-innings lead.

 

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