Team India looks in a commanding position to win the second Test against New Zealand at the Wankhede in Mumbai.
At the end of the gameplay of Day 3, New Zealand were left with 140 runs for the loss of five wickets. The visitors need 400 runs more to chase to win the game, something that is beyond their control.
Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was once again on the song as he picked three wickets including the likes of Tom Latham and Ross Taylor as the visitors were struggling for a perfect partnership.
However, Daryl Mitchell, who has replaced skipper Kane Williamson in the team, made a fighting 60 from 92 balls before he was caught by Jayant Yadav off Axar Patel’s bowling in the 35th over.
Watch: Virat Kohli takes a dig at the umpires
But the moment of the day was stolen by Indian skipper Virat Kohli with his cheeky comment for the on-field umpires.
During the 16th over of the New Zealand innings, Patel turned a sharp ball which foxed Taylor as well as Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and went to the boundary.
However, the umpire gave it runs to the batter instead of giving a ‘byes’ signal and it amused Kohli to come up with a witty remark.
“Ye kya karte hain yaar ye log yaar… Main udhar aajata hu tum idhar aajao (What are these guys doing. Let me come there and you come here),” Kohli’s comment was caught saying by the stump mic.
— S´ˎ˗ | Kohli, The Captain. (@Kohlian_luvlush) December 5, 2021
Virat Kohli’s wait for another hundred goes on
Kohli scored 36 in India’s second innings before he was bowled by New Zealand spinner Rachin Ravindra.
Kohli has 70 international centuries next to his name — 43 in ODIs and 27 in Tests. It has been a two-year drought for the Indian skipper since he last reached the three-figure mark.
Kohli scored his last hundred against Bangladesh in the Day-Night Test match at the Eden Gardens in November 2019.