James Anderson ‘exchanges words’ with Rohit Sharma after India captain survives run-out scare: ‘It’s not pleasant’

James Anderson had some words to say to Rohit Sharma after the India captain survived a run-out scare.
Day four of the fourth Test between India and England got off to an eventful start on Monday as Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal continued to strike the target in the chase of 192 runs. no half measures. Three fours and a six were hit within the first half hour of play, and singles were taken in quick succession as India moved towards clinching the series.

James Anderson

However, amidst all this fast-paced action, Rohit – if only briefly – found himself in trouble when he responded late to a call from Jaiswal and partly struggled to make his crease. In the 13th over, Anderson foiled Rohit’s flick attempt as the ball took the inside edge and hit the thigh pad. But as soon as the ball landed safely, Jaiswal took a run. Rohit tried to reject his partner’s call, but when it was realized that Jaiswal was 70 per cent wickets down, he committed to the call. After three fielders converged, Rohit really had to push and fortunately for India, he found his crease. no harm done

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But as Rohit approached the non-striker, Anderson decided to have a word with the India captain. Rohit probably wasn’t expecting it, as his body language showed, but he didn’t hold back when he heard whatever Anderson had to say. It was clear from the facial expressions of both the men that it was not just hello or good morning, Ravi Shastri summed up the incident perfectly.

“As he reached the other end, a few words were exchanged between Anderson and Rohit Sharma. The positive thing is that it is not pleasant. You always try to exploit any advantage, get under the skin of the opponent. Get in – whether it’s a batsman or a bowler,” the former India coach said on air.

Did something bother Anderson?

Anderson’s reaction may have stemmed from the fact that he was in the middle of the spell and also, he had to make two unsuccessful attempts at the boundary line to stop the ball. Anderson also had a few words on Jaiswal but he did so with a smile. As India fell behind early on the fourth day and England were in desperate need of a wicket, it was Anderson who leapt at point and completed the catch off Joe Root as India took the lead with in-form Jaiswal Lost his first wicket.


India continued to move forward with a half-century from Rohit Sharma, and in the process, crossed 9000 first-class runs, but the India skipper’s innings was cut short at 55 when he was stumped by Tom Hartley. .

India’s opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal may not have been able to score a half-century in the second innings in the fourth Test against England in Ranchi, but the youngster was successful in equaling former captain Virat Kohli’s huge record in this format on Monday. In the fourth innings of the Test match, Jaiswal was dismissed by Joe Root for 37 with a sensational age-defying catch of James Anderson.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was out after scoring 37 runs in the second innings of the fourth test against England.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was out after scoring 37 runs in the second innings of the fourth test against England.
Jaiswal scored 618 runs in the ongoing series against England with more than four half-centuries, including two double centuries. On Monday, with his inning of 37 runs, he equaled Kohli’s record of most runs scored by an Indian batsman in a series against England. Kohli had scored 655 runs in the 2016/17 series when England toured India.

With his second consecutive half-century in the Ranchi Test, Jaiswal looked all set to cross this mark and create a record in his name, which would put him at par with players like Dilip Sardesai, Sunil Gavaskar, V Manjrekar and Kohli. Highest fifty-plus score in a series against England, but was dismissed by Root in the early hours of the fourth day.

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