“Thodi thodi aati hain Hindi” – Shoaib Bashir’s humorous reply to Sarfaraz Khan

Shoaib Bashir got on the second delivery he faced.

Shoaib Bashir
Shoaib Bashir. (Image Source: X)

A light moment was shared on the field between Shoaib Bashir and Sarfaraz Khan on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match between England and India in Ranchi.

The incident happened when Bashir came to bat on the crease after Ollie Robinson’s departure. Sarfaraz, who was fielding near the batting crease, said “Isko to Hindi nahi aati hain (Bashir doesn’t know Hindi).”

In reply, the British Muslim of Pakistani descent said, “Thodi thodi aati hain Hindi (I know a bit of Hindi)”. The light-hearted moment between the two players caught the attention of the netizens.

Unfortunately, Shoaib Bashir failed to contribute anything with the bat as he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja on a duck. However, he would be eager to trouble Indian batters with his bowling.

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England bundled out for 353

After a rusty start to the innings, England’s batters showed great resistance to bounce back into the game. Joe Root, who was subject to a lot of criticism recently for his aggressive batting approach, hit a reset button and returned to his natural way of playing.

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Root scored an unbeaten 122 off 274 balls, including 10 fours. His 100+ partnership with Ollie Robinson helped the English side post a mammoth total of 353 in the first innings. Not to forget Zak Crawley and Ben Foakes’ contributions too.

Ravindra Jadeja was the most successful bowler for the hosts with four wickets in his bag. While Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj and Ravi Ashwin picked three, two and a wicket respectively, Kuldeep Yadav went wicketless.

Team India have already lost their skipper Rohit Sharma as we write this piece. Veteran pacer James Anderson sent him back for just two runs to give the opponents their first blow.

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