The top ranked test nation in India were soundly defeated in the first of the two test matches here in New Zealand. Hence India were put in a must win situation to level the series in second game as this is just a two match test series.
Indians didn’t have the best of days in the first day of second test but they have bounced back in the second morning to put the game in balance.
Virat Kohli has not been having a good tour with the bat. His form has had a serious dip considering his legendary standards. His 3 outings so far in the odi series was below par and then his 4 outings in white clothing has been poor. He has had scores of 2 , 19 , 3, and 14.
Even though his batting records are poor he has been good in the slips and his attacking instincts as a captain has not faded away. Virat Kohli was his usual self in the second morning here in Christchurch.
He was seen fired up with every kiwi wicket that fell. It was heartening to see the Indian bowlers back to their best and Virat Kohli was pleased with that. But after Mohammad Shami picked up a wicket today, Virat Kohli crossed his line and went on to utter swear words at the crowd. Cameras caught his swearing and it is safe to say that everyone can read what was said from his lips. Watch the video here.
It is one thing being aggressive on the field of play to boost up your teammates but there's a line that shouldn’t be crossed. Virat Kohli has had this issue before where he has confronted the crowd by showing the middle finger back in 2012.
This sort of behaviour was not seen since he was a captain other than the occasional shout in frustration with himself but those were not directed at the crowd. The ICC Spirit of the cricket awardee Virat Kohli should refrain from doing this again to avoid consequences such as a fine or possibly a ban.
India managed to bundle out New Zealand for 235 runs and collected a slender lead of 7 runs but have fallen apart in their second innings finishing up the second day’s play at 90-6.