Aakash Chopra trolls VVS Laxman: The former Indian cricketers’ shared a funny moment on the social media platform.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Napier, international cricket witnessed a first-ever incident of a match stopping due to a ‘Glaring Sun’. As much odd as it sounds, it left everyone shell-shocked for no one had ever imagined something of this sort to happen.
It happened during the Indian innings, an over after India lost their vice-captain Rohit Sharma to New Zealand all-rounder Doug Bracewell. The consequence of the same was that play had to be called-off for a significant amount of time as the players walked back to the pavilion.
During the break, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor and the umpires disclosed in an interview that it was the first time that they were witnessing anything like this in international cricket.
“It was disappointing we couldn’t stick with Kane and get more of a total on the board, but credit to India’s bowlers. Hopefully we can pick up some more wickets & put some pressure on.” – Ross Taylor on @skysportnz #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/bTg4oRG0v2
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 23, 2019
Rain, fog, bad light I have heard of but a ‘sun strike’ stopping play??! Too much of the glare of the setting sun stops play: will probably only happen in NZ! #INDvNZ
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) January 23, 2019
While there were numerous reactions with respect to the same on social media platform Twitter, it was the one by former India batsman and current Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman which gained a lot of eyeballs. “Even the Sun can now stop play, but I know nothing stops the Sunrisers Hyderabad,” read Laxman’s tweet.
Laxman’s former teammate Aakash Chopra was quick to reply on the same, saying that IPL Champions Chennai Super Kings did stop the Sunrisers during the last season of the IPL.
CSK did that 🙈🙏 https://t.co/H32jujbfVQ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 23, 2019
With the exact reason about the same remaining undisclosed, Laxman ended up deleting his tweet after Chopra’s response.