Please note that the following story contains explicit language used by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.
Please note that the following story contains explicit language:
Day 2 of the 2nd Test between Team India and England witnessed numerous events at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, from Yashasvi Jaiswal's remarkable double ton to Jasprit Bumrah's dismissal of Ollie Pope with a devastating yorker. However, what has currently grabbed the attention of fans is an incident captured by the stump mic involving Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and his interaction with other players, an exchange that many would not commonly want to hear.
During the 31st over, while Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes were at the crease and Kuldeep Yadav's 8th over had just concluded, the Indian captain was overheard using profane language in Hindi. His comment, "Koi bhi garden mein ghumega, maa c*hd dunga" (Whoever roams in the garden, I'll f*ck their mother), has sparked mixed reactions from netizens.
Following this, Rohit Sharma began trending on X (formerly known as Twitter) for two distinct reasons. While some fans brushed it off, considering it normal to use strong language among friends and teammates during crunch situations, others condemned it, citing concerns about how such language is the reason behind a toxic culture where women are objectified and feel unsafe.
As of writing this article, 48 overs are done and England have scored 222 runs and lost 7 wickets. They trail by 174 runs. Currently, captain Ben Stokes and Tom Hartley are at the crease.
Before this, the Men in Blue scored 396 runs all out, with Yashasvi Jaiswal achieving his maiden double-century with 209 runs. The second-highest scorer was Shubman Gill, who contributed 34 runs.
In their chase, the visitors got off to a promising start, with Zak Crawley scoring 76 runs and Ben Duckett adding 21. However, the partnership was broken by Kuldeep Yadav, and later Jasprit Bumrah came in and bowled a lovely yorker dismissing last game's 196-run scorer Ollie Pope.
India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar
England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.