IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav’s hilarious reactions recorded as spider cam gets stuck near pitch
The play was paused for a while on Day 3 as the spider camera got stuck near the pitch.
Updated - Dec 5, 2021 3:33 pm
The ongoing second Test between India and New Zealand has witnessed some exciting action with the bat and the ball. While Mayank Agarwal impressed one and all with a sensational ton, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became the only third bowler to scalp all 10 wickets on offer in a Test innings. Besides the battle over the 22 yards, however, the game also had some light moments.
The play was paused for a while on Day 3 as the spider camera got stuck near the pitch. Indian players decided to have some fun as they got around the camera and their reactions were recorded. While Ravichandran Ashwin tried to send the camera upwards with force, skipper Virat Kohli ordered it to go back to its original position.
Shreyas Iyer and substitute field Suryakumar Yadav’s reactions were also recorded in the close-up, which fans found hilarious. The official Twitter page of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also shared the video of the same. “Hey spidey, please move away Smiling face with open mouth That moment when the spider cam brought the game to a halt,” read the caption.
— Ashok Rana (@AshokRa72671545) December 5, 2021
— Mai Huun Don (@Iamfmk1) December 5, 2021
Hey spidey, please move away 😃
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 5, 2021
Team India on command in Mumbai India
Coming to the proceedings of the clash, the hosts are entirely in command at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After posting a challenging 325 while batting first, the home team bundled the Kiwis out for a paltry 62 in their second innings. Interestingly, Team India didn’t opt to enforce follow-on despite having an option.
They instead decided to bat again and set the Kiwis a mammoth total. With the track constantly deteriorating with time, the Kiwis were expected to make some sort of comeback. However, nothing as such happened as India tightened their grip over the game even further.
Thanks to a half-century from Mayank Agarwal and handy contributions from Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel, the hosts declared at 276/7, setting the Kiwis a target of 540 runs. Hence, New Zealand need to defy history to win this Test match. With more than two days of play left in the game, a draw is also highly unlikely. Hence, India’s win seems just a matter of time.