In a very shameful display this one will go down as one of the lowest moment in Indian cricket, where a tired Ishant Sharma was caught on stump-mike abusing his college and veteran fast-bowler Zaheer Khan during the second Test match versus New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington on Monday.
This incident happened during the world record partnership between Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling. Ishant, clearly frustrated at not being able to pick up wickets, used expletives at Zaheer. Zaheer’s crime was that he was very slow in retrieving the ball at the deep fine-leg and the batsman, in spite of being tired, were able turn that two runs on to three which clearly did not go down well with Ishant. As Ishant walked back to his bowling mark, he used abusive language towards Zaheer. The words were recorded by the stump microphone at the non-striker’s end which by the way was also broadcast live on TV.
Meanwhile, McCullum and Watling went on to amass a world record 352-run partnership for the sixth wicket and New Zealand went on to win the series 1-0.
Have a look at the video below of one of the worst moments in Indian cricket – Ishant abusing Zaheer.