‘Someone is getting angry now… bad shot coming, boys!’: India captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant are overheard on stump mic taunting England’s Zak Crawley… then seconds later he gives his wicket away!
- India were putting pressure on Zak Crawley with verbal onslaught before wicket
- Rishabh Pant teased: ‘Someone is getting angry. Someone is getting angry now’
- Captain Virat Kohli then added: ‘Bad shot coming, boys’, and was proved right
- Crawley top-edged the next ball in the air and was dismissed for just nine
India’s verbals jibes at Zak Crawley appeared to work a treat on the England opener in the fourth and final Test of England’s tour.
With Crawley batting in the first innings of the game, the hosts decided to turn up the heat with some comments aimed in the 23-year-old’s direction.
Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was heard on the stump-mic saying: ‘Someone is getting angry. Someone is getting angry now!’
Zak Crawley was targeted by the Indian players in the field with a verbal onslaught
He top-edged the ball after Virat Kohli had loudly predicted a bad shot was coming
And India captain Virat Kohli followed up with: ‘Bad shot coming, boys.’
He was bang on the money, whether the Indian sledging in the field induced it or not.
Crawley marched down the pitch against Axar Patel, attempting to silence the Indian players in the best way possible.
Crawley had to trudge back to the dressing room with England reduced to 15-2
Crawley was the second wicket of the day to go and England fell to 205 all out in total
But the England opener top-edged the ball down Mohammed Siraj’s throat for a simple catch to fall for .
England were reduced to 15-2 by Crawley’s wicket and eventually Joe Root’s side fell for 205 in their first innings.
India, who lead the series 2-1 and can only draw at worst, are now heavy favourites to secure a third win on the trot having been upset by England in the opening Test before fighting back.
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