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Yuzvendra Chahal calls Rohit Sharma ‘youngster’, check why



Mumbai: Rohit Sharma might be a senior player in the Indian team but when it comes to conducting interviews, he is still behind Yuzvendra Chahal as the wrist-spinner called him a “youngster” .

“Good job by New anchor Rohitaa Sharamaaaa,” Chahal tweeted in response to the video shared by BCCI, before cheekily adding “keep it up youngster”

Rohit interviewed pacers Umesh Yadab and Ishant Sharma after India’s emphatic series win against Bangladesh in the first Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens on Sunday.

It is usually Chahal who takes on the mic in his popular gig ‘Chahal TV’ but since the leggie was not part of the Test squad, opener Rohit took over.

Ishant and Umesh claimed 5-wicket hauls in Bangladesh’s first and second innings respectively as India beat the visitors by an innings and 46 runs.

his was India 12th consecutive home series victory as they also became the first team ever to complete four successive innings victories in the five-day format. India had won the first rubber by an innings and 130 runs.

Virat Kohli,s men, who sit pretty at the top of the ICC World Test Championship with 360 points, won the first Test by an innings and 130 runs in Indore.


Pacers shine for India on Day 2 of warm-up game




Hamilton: Indian pacers came out with a remarkable performance on second day of the practice game against New Zealand XI being played at the Seddon Park.

On Saturday, the four Indian pacers — Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini — all bowled on immaculate line and lengths and bundled out New Zealand XI for 235.

While Shami was pick of the Indian bowlers as he picked up 3 for 17, Bumrah, Umesh and Saini picked two-two wickets each. Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin scalped the remaining one wicket.

For New Zealand XI, Henry Cooper top scored with 40 while Rachin Ravindra and captain Daryl Mitchell contributed with 34 and 32 respectively.

With a lead of 28, Indian openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal then came out all guns blazing in the second innings and accumulated 59 runs in the seven overs they played before Stumps.

While Shaw scored 35* off the 25 balls he faced (5 fours and a six), Agarwal too smashed 23 runs off 17 balls (4 fours and a six), swelling India’s lead to 89.

In their first innings, India had been bundled out for 263 riding on Hanuma Vihari’s 101 and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 93.

Brief Scores: India 263 all out and 59/0 (Prithvi Shaw 35*, Mayank Agarwal 23*); New Zealand 235 all out (Henry Cooper 40, Mohammed Shami 3/17

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