Litton Das, a batter for Bangladesh, and India’s Siraj. The pacer was involved in a sledding incident that led to Das’s wicket off the very next ball. What’s more, when there is some jabber including an Indian player, it is difficult to get Virat Kohli far from it. He too joined the activity. When Mohammed Siraj has the ball, there is no shortage of action.
And if Litton Das is the batter, the fun could double. As it did in the final session of Day 2 of the first Test between India and Bangladesh in Chattogram. Litton Das, a batter for Bangladesh, and India’s Siraj, the pacer. Were involved in a sledding incident that led to Das’s wicket off the very next ball. Furthermore, when there is some gap including an Indian player, it is difficult to get Virat Kohli far from it. He also got involved.
All of this took place in Bangladesh’s 14th over. In the post-Tea session, Litton Das had hit five boundaries and raced to 24 runs in the previous session. Had not scored a run in the three overs of play. Siraj and offspinner R Ashwin, who started India’s charge, came running in to start another over. The first ball of the over, which Litton played quite easily off the backfoot, lacked anything special. In his follow-up, Siraj had a few words for Litton.
Instead of letting it go, the Bangladesh batter decided to attack Siraj. He was asking, “What did you say?” with his hands over his ears. Siraj, too, did not escalate the situation and returned to his mark after the umpire quickly stopped Litton’s march. Siraj hit the deck hard with the ball, bringing its up-and-down nature into play. The ball stayed a little low, hit Litton’s bat’s bottom edge, and crashed into the stumps. Siraj was touching his lips. His vengeance was flawless.
To give Litton a fiery farewell, Virat Kohli, who was standing in the slips. Siraj removed debutant Zakir Hasan after removing Litton Das, leaving Bangladesh reeling 56/4. This comes after Siraj gave the visitors a fantastic start with a wicket from the first ball in the second session of Thursday.
Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam bowled India out in the second session of the second day, each taking four wickets for the home team. After left-arm spinner Taijul took 4-133, off-spinner Mehidy took Siraj’s final wicket for 4-112. India’s overnight score of 278-6 increased by 126 runs. After Cheteshwar Pujara’s 90 and Shreyas Iyer’s 86, Ravichandran Ashwin’s 58 against Bangladesh was India’s third half-century.