It was a day dominated on Day 1 by young sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal, who smashed his first-ever double century in the ongoing 2nd match of the 5-match Test series between India and England in Vishakhapatnam. Winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Rohit Sharma-led side faced a tough English bowling attack, but it was Jaiswal's brilliance that stood out on Day 1.
The Indian batting lineup, apart from the debutant Rajat Patidar and Jaiswal, struggled to capitalize on their starts. However, Patidar showcased his talent with a gritty 32-run knock in his maiden Test innings, contributing to India's total as they approached the 400-run mark with three wickets still in hand.
Meanwhile, during the stumps of Day 1, an interesting incident unfolded as experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was seen engaged in an animated conversation with on-field umpire Marais Erasmus. It was reported that Erasmus was reminding Ashwin about the time, as the day's proceedings were coming to a close. The nature of the conversation remains undisclosed, and only Ashwin can shed light on it, possibly in one of his YouTube live sessions.
Check out what Patidar has to say about the incident
Patidar, when asked about the incident, stated that he was unaware of the details of the conversation between Ashwin and Erasmus. The mystery adds an intriguing element to the ongoing Test series, leaving fans curious about the nature of the discussion between the two cricketing figures.
“I don't know what the conversation was about,” Patidar said.
As the Indian team approaches the 400-run mark, with Jaiswal nearing the end of his stellar innings, the focus will now shift to the English bowlers aiming to dismiss the tailenders quickly. With the series finely poised, both teams will be eager to gain the upper hand in the upcoming days of what promises to be an exciting Test match in Vishakhapatnam.
Fans are not only witnessing a battle between bat and ball but also anticipating further revelations from Ashwin, who might disclose the details of his conversation with Erasmus in the days to come.