With no cricket going on, all the cricketers have a lot of free time on their hands right now. Many cricketers have also been proactive on their social media in the past few weeks due to the lockdown. On Tuesday, India’s middle-order batsman Suresh Raina recalled the famous Mohali Test match. Raina revealed his thoughts and shared when he saw VVS Laxman losing his cool against Pragyan Ojha. This happened at a crucial time during a Test match against Australia at Mohali.
Speaking with former India international Aakash Chopra, Suresh Raina said told that he had never VVS Laxman so angry in his entire life.
“Laxman Bhai was suffering from a back spasm. I had never seen Laxman Bhai so angry. Pragyan Ojha then Ishant Sharma came and he batted very nicely. We all four were talking and Mitchell Johnson was bowling reverse swing. Then Hussey fielded and threw a bowl but it missed the stumps. When I went in as a substitute runner, I decided that I will dive but not get Laxman Bhai out,” Suresh Raina said.
Chasing 216 to win, India was stranded at 124 for 8 – with VSS Laxman battling it out with the tailenders. Suffering from back spams, Laxman continued batting Suresh Raina as his substitute runner. Laxlam was India’s only and his wicket meant game over for India. Laxman knew that and thus took every step in the game with utmost caution. Laxman once hit the ball to mid-off and called for a single. However, non-striker Pragyan Ojha got confused and didn’t run.
Laxman was left fuming by Ojha’s actions on the other end. He screamed at Ojha and almost threw his bat at the spinner. However, the duo went on win the game in what is amongst the memorable win for India.