Team India players check on Mohammad Mithun in a 'spirit of cricket' moment

Team India players check on Mohammad Mithun in a ‘spirit of cricket’ moment

A spirit of cricket moment from Indian players.

Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Mithun
Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Mithun. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is safe to say that the Indian pace attack of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav are at the height of their powers as far as their skills, craft, venom, and hostility is concerned. The Indian fast bowling unit has been bamboozling opposition batsmen for fun in the past two years whether it was during their overseas tours of South Africa, England, Australia, West Indies or at home in the recently concluded Test series against the Proteas or in the ingoing rubber against the hapless Bangladesh batting unit.

With the second Test being played under lights and with the pink ball, it was always going to be a herculean task for the Bangladesh batsmen to counter the troika of the Indian pace attack, and it was pretty evident from the first day when two of their batsmen- Liton Das and Nayeem Hassan- were forced to retire hurt after coping a blow to their head by searing bouncers- in particular from Mohammed Shami. Team India had then shown the spirit of cricket moment when they called-in their physio Nitin Patel to cater to the injured Bangladesh batsmen.

Mohammad Mithun gets hit on his head; Team India players converge to check

On the second day too, when Mohammad Mithun was struck with a vicious bouncer by Ishant Sharma, a plethora of Indian cricketers- Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant, himself- converged to take stock of the situation before the Bangladeshi physio rushed in to take stock of the situation.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s struggles against the relentlessness of the Indian pace attack continued on the second day. After the Men in Blue declared their innings at 9-347, Ishant Sharma picked up from where he had left in the first innings as he ran through the visitors’ top-order to leave them reeling at 4-13.

But, just as it looked that Bangladesh will fold over without offering any fight, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah staged a counter-attack before the latter hobbled off after having stretched his hamstring. Rahim played some cracking strokes off the backfoot and brought up his half-century and ensured he stayed unbeaten at the close of the second day with his team still 89 runs behind. On Day 3, Team India registered an innings and 46 runs victory.

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