The ongoing India vs West Indies first Test match has not only witnessed exceptional performances by Ravichandran Ashwin and Yashasvi Jaiswal but has also grabbed attention for the intriguing stump microphone chatter. The stump mic, usually controlled by broadcasters, picked up conversations between players from both teams, revealing their strategies and banter on the field. Among the debutants, Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan stood out with his witty comments directed at his teammates and even the opposition.
As the Test match reached its final stages, India required only one wicket to secure victory. On the third day, Kishan, alongside Indian captain Virat Kohli and other fielders, found amusement in the batting display of West Indies No.11 Jomel Warrican. Despite being a tailender, Warrican surprised the Indian team with his unorthodox shots and peculiar batting stance against the spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
In a lighthearted moment, Kishan took the opportunity to playfully tease his teammate and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Kishan, while assuming his position on the field, remarked to Rahane that Warrican had played more balls than him in the match, saying, “Aap se zyada ball khel gaya yeh, Ajju bhai.” Rahane, standing in the slips, seemed momentarily surprised by the unexpected jibe from his own teammate and asked for clarification, “Haaa? Kyaa?”
The incident was caught on the stump mic and quickly spread across social media platforms, going viral among cricket enthusiasts. It added a lighter touch to the intense Test match and showcased the camaraderie and banter that exists even in high-pressure situations.
As the India vs West Indies Test match continued to provide captivating moments on and off the field, Ishan Kishan’s hilarious sledge directed at vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane became a major talking point. The incident, captured by the stump mic, highlighted the lighter side of the game and the camaraderie between teammates. The viral video brought smiles to the faces of cricket fans, adding an entertaining element to the intense competition between the two teams.