One thing that stood out was the comment made by Indian captain Rohit Sharma, caught on the stump mic.
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After losing the 1st Test, the Indian team secured an emphatic victory in the second Test against England in Vizag, levelling the five-match series 1-1. India dominated with both bat and ball, and while there were many memorable moments from the 2nd clash - be it the double ton, the direct hits to the stumps, or the fiery bowling - one thing that stood out was the comment made by Indian captain Rohit Sharma, caught on the stump mic.
Just days earlier, his remark, "Koi bhi garden mein ghumega, maa ch*d dunga" (Whoever roams in the garden, I'll f*ck their mother), had sparked mixed reactions from netizens. Now, another comment has gone viral. During the fourth innings of the match, in which England was chasing a mammoth target of 399 runs, Rohit was heard yelling at his fielders, saying "Chilla chilla ke gale ka watt lag gaya mera tum sab ko" (My throat hurts now after yelling at you guys), said Rohit to his players.
Soon, this video clip also started trending following the win at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
In the clash, the English batters were blown away by Jasprit Bumrah's reverse swing bowling in the first innings before succumbing in a record 399-run chase in their second innings. Resuming at 194 for six, England lost the remaining four wickets in the post-lunch session, being bowled out in 69.2 overs. India dismissed England for 292 runs on Day 4 to register a series-leveling 106-run win in the second Test on Monday.
The next Test has a significant gap before it is played in Rajkot from February 15. Both teams will be looking to utilize the long 10-day break.
The Men in Blue are yet to announce the Test squad for the remaining matches, and many questions will need answers - if KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja are fit enough to return, if Virat Kohli making a comeback, and more.