The second Test between India and South Africa is underway and the visitors are struggling to bowl South Africa out. Despite a brilliant bowling performance from Shardul Thakur, India have not been able to do much with the ball. Mohammad Shami has taken two wickets while the other three bowlers have got none. Jasprit Bumrah has not been his usual self while Mohammed Siraj has injured himself. The Hyderabad cricketer pulled up his hamstring at the end of Day 1’s play and doesn’t seem fully fit.
The stand-in captain KL Rahul is also worried about managing his bowlers. In one of the videos doing rounds on the internet, Rahul is heard asking Siraj if he is fit to bowl or not but in a rather funny way. “Miyan aaja. Theek hai, garam hai? Ke chaiye 2 aur over. Bolde,” captain KL asked Siraj in Hindi. To which the pacer replied, “Bohot hai”.
Watch the video here:
'Miyan aaja. Theek hai, garam hai? Ke chaiye 2 aur over. Bolde'
Love these stump mic pickings. Gives a BTS kind of a feel😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mdeS0LIdCo
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) January 4, 2022
Siraj has bowled only six overs in the whole day and has struggled to get his lengths right. He looked a bit threatening against Dean Elgar but could not do enough.
South Africa go past India’s first innings score
Despite continuous blows from Shardul Thakur, South African batters have managed to keep India at bay by scoring runs. Earlier in the day, it was Keegan Petersen who kept the runs flowing for the hosts and then Temba Bavuma added some valuable runs. Bavuma continued his decent form from the first Test and scored a well-paced half-century. He got good support from Kyle Verryenne who scored 21 runs before perishing to Shardul.
After both fell and South Africa lost three wickets in quick succession, Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen ensured their team cross India’s first innings score of 202.