It’s extremely difficult to keep the former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli quiet in the field, and a similar incident was witnessed on Day 2 of the second Test between India and Bangladesh at Mirpur. Kohli was provoked after Bangladesh batters were seen wasting time with lights getting dimmer. Frustrated with the antics of Bangladesh batters, Kohli angrily gestured to remove his jersey as Najmul Hossain Shanto was seen tying his shoelaces after the fifth ball of the sixth over, following which the umpires called for stumps.
Shanto, at the non-striker’s end, went down on his knees to tie his shoelaces which did not sit well with the former India captain. Mocking Shanto for wasting time, Kohli started tugging his jersey and took a shot at the batter, what many claimed was “Shirt bhi khol le apna” (Open your shirt as well).
Here is the video of the incident:
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This was not the only instance when Najmul Shanto made an attempt to delay the proceedings. Earlier after Bangladesh came out to bat in the second innings, Shanto asked for a change of his bat and checked all the bats the 12th man came with but decided to continue with the same one he was playing with.
India started Day 2 from the overnight score of 19/0 and went to pile 314/10 on the board, which also saw them take a sizeable lead of 87 runs. India lost both the openers early at the start of play and was reduced to 94/4 at one stage.
Shreyas Iyer, who had a good outing in the first Test, maintained a similar tempo and along with Rishabh Pant rescued India from a difficult situation. Both the batters failed to reach the three-figure mark, as Iyer scored 87, while Pant chipped in with 93. Together they added 159 runs for the fifth wicket.
Among the Bangladesh bowlers, spinners Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan scalped four wickets each. Bangladesh openers Shanto and Zakir Hasan survived the closing stage of the day as Bangladesh finished 7/0 at the stumps.