India are currently playing with South Africa in the ongoing first Test. However, after a relatively unsuccessful two sessions for the spinners on the Day 3, the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up wickets in the final session to bring India back to the game. Earlier, as the visitors put up 358/8, Rohit Sharma was seen in a funny mood in the last session of the day.
However, Ashwin completed his five-wicket haul during the innings and was getting a turn in the third session as well. He also dismissed South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock brilliantly. With Ashwin being the most effective bowler, Rohit Sharma commented cheekily on the stump mic.
He invited former India spinner Harbhajan Singh, saying, “Come in come in Bhajju paa come in. Bhajju paa aapke liye kaafi rough bann chukka hai, idhar aa jaiye thoda ball daaliye.” (Come in, Bhajju pa. There’s enough rough on the pitch for you, come and bowl.) Harbhajan Singh was doing the Hindi commentary at the time.
The moment came right after Ravichandran Ashwin had completed his fifer, dismissing Vernon Philander with a delivery that turned a mile inside from the off stump line. South Africa ended the day with 2 wickets in their hand and 117 runs behind India’s first innings score. Day 4 started well for India as Ashwin took the remaining two wickets and finished with a figure of (46.2-11-145-7) and the visitors bowled out for 431 on board.
However, the former spinner also replied Rohit Sharma by doing his bowling pose during the conversation with Jatin Sapru and another former player VVS Laxman. Star Sports India took to their official Twitter account and shared the video
However, India have started their second innings where opener Mayank Agarwal fell very cheaply to Keshav Maharaj for mere 7. However, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara have steadied the ship so far and the host put up 42 runs in 19 overs with the loss of one wicket (when the article was written).