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India vs West Indies: ‘Sourse mar raha hoo, ja hi nahi raha!’: Yashaswi Jaiswal’s stump-mic remark to Virat Kohli on turgid pitch goes viral.

Yashaswi Jaiswal may have scored 171 on his Test debut, but he couldn’t hide his disappointment on the pitch in Dominica for the series opener between India and the West Indies. Big win with Jaiswal and captain Rohit Sharma scoring centuries for India.

July 14, 2023 | 08:55 PM IST

Yashaswi Jaiswal opened up about his disappointment with the pitch on the stump mic.

Key highlights

  • Yashaswi Jaiswal’s Stump Mic Comment Goes Viral
  • Jaiswal scored 171 runs
  • India is gearing up for a big win

The first Test match between India and West Indies has yet to produce a ‘test’ of sorts for the visitors, as the Rohit Sharma-led side dominated all three departments of the game and looked set to go ahead. A great success.

After the hosts won the toss and elected to bowl first on the first day of play, West Indies could manage just 150 on the board as India’s legendary spin duo Ravichandra Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja wreaked havoc. The Indian openers dominated the hosts’ bowling attack as Rohit Sharma and Yashaswi Jaiswal put on a 229-run opening partnership.

India’s lead crossed 200 runs and that seemed to matter as India declared and bowled again to end the game.

It has been a flawless performance from the Indians so far and if there is one criticism that can be leveled at the team, it is their poor strike rate (SR) with the bat. With the visitors in a comfortable position in the match, they can be expected to bat quickly, not only for more entertainment but also to finish the game as early as possible.

However, that was not the case as India’s SR went below 3 in a row. While it is easy to blame the players in such situations, a viral comment about Yashaswi Jaiswal’s stump-mic can explain the nature of the pitch, as it was made. It is impossible for the batters to bat fast.

‘Sourse maar raha hoon, ja hi nahi raha!,’ Jaiswal was heard telling Virat Kohli. The term translates to ‘I hit hard but the ball doesn’t travel. The left-handed opener basically expressed his frustration at the slow and choppy nature of the match, which meant that stroke making was difficult as the heavy outfield boundaries made it tougher.

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