Indian players’ hilarious gestures: The Indian cricketers were seen enjoying their time before the second innings today.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Hamilton, Indian players were seen enjoying their time before the start of the second innings. Having arrived on the ground, Indian players’ wait for the opposition batsmen saw them doing hilarious gestures.
The video which has surfaced on social media platform Twitter sees the likes of captain Virat Kohli, fast bowler Mohammed Shami and spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal probably mimicking a batsman with a weird batting technique.
While the batsman being emulated is not known, one feels the bunch of players had an amusing couple of minutes before play resumed.
Chasing a 348-run target, New Zealand batsmen made it a point to put a restriction to the visitors’ continuous giggling before the second innings.
Veteran batsman Ross Taylor’s 21st ODI century saw him lead the way for his team who were coming on the back of 0-5 drubbing in the T20I series. Having scored 109* (84) with the help of 10 fours and four sixes in a daunting chase, the 35-year old players was declared the Man of the Match and rightly so.
Other than Taylor, New Zealand opening batsman Henry Nicholls (78) and captain Tom Latham (69) played a vital role for the hosts.
After Latham won the toss and invited India in to bat, the hosts posted 347/4 in 50 overs on the back of batsman Shreyas Iyer’s maiden ODI century, 103 (107), including 11 fours.
Indian players’ hilarious gestures
— cricketshot09 (@cricketshot09) February 5, 2020
How Twitterati reacted on the match:
Delighted for the team tonight! Awesome to bat with Henry & Tom to achieve a really satisfying win. Love playing at Seddon Park (thanks KJ). Next stop Eden Park 🏏 #NZvIND @ Seddon Park https://t.co/IHsM80G74h
— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) February 5, 2020
Congratulations to the @BLACKCAPS on an exceptional run chase, their highest ever. @RossLTaylor was simply too good for the Indian bowlers today and Tom Latham supported him brilliantly. For India, Shreyas Iyer and Rahul’s partnership was a delight to watch. #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/oeDzpV8sUO
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 5, 2020
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 5, 2020
Henry Nicholls (78 off 82) set the tone up top while Ross Taylor (109* off 84) paced the chase perfectly with Tom Latham (69 off 48) for company 🙌🏻
Well played, Blackcaps! 👏🏻
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 5, 2020
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