That the last two days of the ongoing Test in Ranchi will be full of banters and sledging was very much clear after Murali Vijay’s post-day conference after the third day’s play. The India opener had said Australia would have to take on whatever comes their way in the second innings after Glenn Maxwell mocked Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury.
The reactions began right from the opening session of the fourth day when Wriddhiman Saha and Cheteshwar Pujara were trying to consolidate the India innings. The hosts had a mighty scare when a Nathan Lyon delivery seemed to catch Pujara on the pads. The on-field umpire had given his decision in the favour of the bowler but Pujara was not convinced and reviewed the decision after consulting his partner. Replays showed the ball missed the leg- stump and the umpire had to overturn his decision. But as soon as the umpire changed his verdict, the cameraman shifted the focus towards the Indian dressing room, which has already become a major talking point after India skipper Virat Kohli came out of the change room and applauded the Aussies for wasting a review on the third day. Well, the Indian star was at it again and once more, he clapped after the Australian team wasted another review.
Here is a clip of that incident:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@cricketfreak07) March 19, 2017