Chahal’s Chuckles: Yuzvendra’s Hilarious Reaction to Rohit’s Brain Fade at IND vs NZ Toss
In the second One Day International (ODI) match between India and New Zealand at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur, a comical incident took place during the toss, leaving fans in stitches. India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, experienced a moment of confusion as he forgot what he had in mind after winning the toss.
As captured in a video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on social media, Sharma was seen scratching his head and looking visibly perplexed. New Zealand’s skipper, Tom Latham, was unable to contain his laughter as Sharma struggled to gather his thoughts. Even India’s premier leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, who was engaged in a warm-up session with teammates Mohammed Shami and others, was seen chuckling at the scene.
Despite the amusing turn of events, Sharma ultimately decided to bowl first, stating, “I forgot what we wanted to do, had plenty of discussions with the team about the toss decision, just wanted to challenge ourselves under difficult conditions, but we’ll bowl first. Was a good test for us, knowing that the wicket will get better to bat on and that was the challenge in front of us,” with a smile.
🚨 Toss Update 🚨#TeamIndia win the toss and elect to field first in the second #INDvNZ ODI.
The incident did not prove to be detrimental for the Indian team as they went on to win the match and the series. The hosts bowled out the visitors for 108 runs, and then chased down the target with eight wickets in hand. Sharma himself contributed to the victory with a score of 51 off 50 deliveries, while fellow opener Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 40 off 53 deliveries and sealed the game with a boundary.
After the match, Sharma reflected on his team’s performance, praising the efforts of the bowlers, saying, “The last five games, bowlers have really stepped up. Whatever we have asked of them, they have stepped up and delivered. You don’t usually see this type of seam movement in India, you generally see it outside India. These guys have some serious skills, they work really hard and it’s great to see them being rewarded. We trained yesterday and the ball was nipping around under lights. We knew that if they had 250 or so, it might have been challenging for us but that was the point of opting to chase. We batted first last game, so the idea was to challenge ourselves.”