On Thursday, India made a strong comeback in the fourth and final Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy after facing a tough time in the first two sessions of the day in Ahmedabad. The Men in Blue managed to take two quick wickets after Tea, putting pressure on the visitors on what had been a comfortable batting track, as evident by Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 88 at the time.
The hosts removed the dangerous Smith for 38 with the team scorecard showing 153 runs, and capitalized on the opportunity to create an intense situation for the batsmen on the crease, especially for the incoming Peter Handscomb.
In the 68th over, Jadeja bowled the ball with Rohit Sharma serving an aggressive field setup for Australia’s designated spin-specialist batter. The field included a silly point and a slip, with Iyer positioned close to the stumps. After Handscomb gently blocked the first ball, Iyer whipped the ball towards the stumps.
However, instead of being praised for his fielding, Iyer faced a strange incident in cricket. Rohit Sharma walked up to Iyer and held his waist from behind to manoeuvre him into position, placing him at the edge of the pitch while staring directly into Handscomb’s eyes.
After Rohit left, the fielder hastily moved a few steps back to his previous position, apparently scared of getting hurt even though he was wearing protective gear such as a helmet and pads. This whole situation amused both the commentators and Twitter users, and even Bharat couldn’t help but smile wryly.
The wicketkeeper, captain, and Iyer then continued to have a discussion throughout the over, trying to determine the best position for Iyer to field as a silly point.