The second Test between India and England is going on at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. England ended their first innings on 391 with a lead of 27 runs on the third day of the second Test. Meanwhile, the crowd in England pulled another shameful act. Some England supporters threw champagne corks at India cricketer KL Rahul on Saturday.
The incident happened when Rahul was fielding at third man in the 69th over. When captain Virat Kohli came to know about this incident, he pointed this to the opener batting.
Actually, Rahul scored 129 runs in the first innings. During England’s batting in the 69th over, some English spectators misbehaved with him. Mohammed Shami had bowled in this over. After he delivered the fourth ball, it followed by the spectators throwing cork at Rahul. Rahul was fielding close to the boundary line.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli appeared unhappy with the incident. He instructed Rahul to throw the corks out. The game stalled for a while as the Indian players were talking to umpires Michael Gow and Richard Illingworth. However, it is not sure whether this was to bring the umpire’s attention to the incident informally or an official complaint.
Racial remarks made during Australia tour
Earlier this year too, the Indian team faced racist remarks on the tour of Australia. On that tour which Mohammad Siraj faced racial abuse. After that, spectators were also thrown out of the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Indian team also lodged an official complaint with the match referee David Boon.
English supporter entered the field in Indian kit
On the third day in the second session, an English fan entered the field in the kit of the Indian team. He had Jarvo written on the back of his jersey. When the security officials stopped him, he pointed to the BCCI logo. Indian players were also surprised at this. Siraj was actually laughing out loud seeing this.
Highest Test Run Scorer Since 2012
Run Name Country Average
- 8987 Joe Root 49.65
- 7387 Virat India 53.52
- 7281 Smith Australia 64.43
- 7116 Warner Australia 48.08
- 6742 Williamson New Zealand 56.65