India and Bangladesh are currently playing against each other in the second Test match of the two-match series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The Indian team are ahead in the series by 1-0. However, Bangladesh are in contention for winning the second Test match and leveling the series 1-1.
Bangladesh set India a 145-run target in Mirpur. Litton Das (73) top-scored for them as the hosts notched 231 in the second innings. Das rode his luck in an innings where he was dropped twice by Kohli, first off Axar Patel and then Ravichandran Ashwin. Former legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar was not satisfied with the slip-catching technique of team India.
“Crouch low for spinners. They stand too upright with hands on knees. It’s surprising that their coach is Rahul Dravid, who is probably the only Indian with more than 200 catches and a great catcher…”
‘In the first Test, something happened when…’- Sunil Gavaskar
Gavaskar also reacted to Virat Kohli’s altercation with the Bangladesh cricketers after the latter got out. Kohli was seen walking towards the Bangladeshi cricketers who said something to him that he didn’t like.
“In the first Test, something happened when Litton Das put his hand to his ear and said something to Siraj. He got two balls later. I wasn’t there but I read about it. Kohli and Siraj also tucked their hands behind their ears to mimic Siraj.
“These things happen. Litton Das is one of Bangladesh’s foremost batters so India were delighted with his wicket. Now you know Virat Kohli is the best batter in the world. So getting his wicket and the fact that he had done the thing in the first Test, it’s not easily forgotten,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Coming back to the match, Bangladesh are in a strong position, currently, as India have lost their 7 batters on the score of 74. India’s hope now rest on the shoulders of Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin.