Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Sarfaraz Khan and Shoaib Bashir were involved in a hilarious interaction in the first session on Day 2 of the fourth Test between India and England in Ranchi on Saturday. The incident was caught on the stump mic.

Following the departure of Ollie Robinson who got out in an attempt to hit a reverse-sweep off Ravindra Jadeja, Bashir walked out to the middle and joined Joe Root. As the young England off-spinner was getting ready to face his first ball, Sarfaraz, who was fielding at silly point, was heard saying: “Isko to Hindi nahi aati hai (He doesn’t understand Hindi language).” 

In response Bashir stunned one and all by replying, “Thodi thodi aati hai Hindi (I do understand a little bit of Hindi).”

The video of the incident has gone viral over various social media platforms.

However, Bashir could only last a couple of deliveries as he was dismissed by Jadeja for a duck. The 20-year-old went for a wild swing across the line but all he managed to get was a leading edge that was safely caught by Rajat Patidar at backward point.