IND vs NZ: Viral cricket fan displays poster reading ‘Chewing gutka is not good’
During the first day's play, the same fan can be seen, chewing Gutka while sitting on the stands.
Updated - Nov 27, 2021 8:06 am
The opening Test match between India and New Zealand at the Green Park in Kanpur is currently underway. During the first day’s play, a fan, named Shobhit Pandey, became pretty viral on social media due to all the wrong reasons. The man can be seen sitting in the stands beside a girl and talking over the phone while also enjoying the action on the field of play.
However, he was also, allegedly, chewing Gutka. Thereafter, Wasim Jaffer, the former Indian cricketer, shared a meme on his official Twitter handle after which the fan went viral. Anu Awasthi, a renowned comedian based in Kanpur, also shared a three-minute video, talking about how the supporter was chewing ‘Gutka’ in a typical Kanpuriya style.
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The fan was said to have arrived at the stadium along with his sister. Later, Pandey admitted that he’s fond of chewing Gutka and also said that the security officials at the Kanpur stadium confiscated his Gutka. He then asked his sister for a sweet betel nut (meethi supari) and the camera put the focus on him while broadcasting the current Test match.
Shobhit pledged that he would be leaving Gutka. In fact, on the second day’s play, he went to the venue with a poster, reading ‘Gutka Khana Galat Baat Hai’ (eating Gutka is wrong).
New Zealand with their noses ahead
India, led by Ajinkya Rahane, in their first innings, were bowled out for 345 in 111.1 overs. Even as Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden Test ton, Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with useful half-centuries. Tim Southee was the pick of the Black Caps’ bowlers as he picked up five wickets. Kyle Jamieson and Ajaz Patel also contributed with three and two wickets respectively.
The Kiwis, in the meantime, have got off to a sparkling start to their campaign. Tom Latham and Will Young have put on an unbeaten 129-run partnership off a mere 57 overs. Both batters have reached their fifties and have looked confident. Young has looked the more fluent of the two as he has notched 75 runs off 180 balls with the help of 12 fours and has played at a strike rate of 41.67.