In the fourth Test match between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Indian captain Rohit Sharma was recorded on the stump microphone using profanity directed at young Indian opener Shubman Gill.
The incident took place on Day 2 of the match, just before the 134th over, while Rohit was making changes to his field positions. Rohit expressed his annoyance towards Gill, asking him to focus on his responsibilities on the field by saying, “Aye Gill B*****i kam kiya kar.”
During the Australian opener Usman Khawaja’s impressive innings in the match, a profanity incident occurred. Khawaja was approaching a remarkable double century, but his innings was ended by Axar Patel on the first delivery after Tea, falling short by only 20 runs.
Despite losing some wickets in the second session, Australia was able to score a total of 480 runs, largely due to a crucial 70-run counterattacking partnership between Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy.
As Day 2 drew to a close, the Indian opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill remained unbeaten at the crease. The pitch provided little assistance to the bowlers, and the Indian openers will be looking to emulate the Australian batters’ performance when Day 3 resumes.
While Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green were highly praised for their outstanding centuries, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin shone with a brilliant six-wicket haul, making him the leading wicket-taker for India against Australia in Test cricket, surpassing Anil Kumble’s record of 111 wickets.