New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor swore in Hindi at one of the umpires, who turned his appeal against his counterpart Virat Kohli down in the second Test match at the Eden Gardens.India started off their second innings with an advantage of 112 runs but soon the openers were struggling against the Kiwi pacemen Matt Henry and Trent Boult.
After the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli went into bat and got beaten by a menacing outswinger from Boult. The whole team appealed in unison for a caught behind but the umpire thought otherwise and nodded against it.
Taylor furious with the decision shouted out “be********d” twice. Kohli found it quite amusing and laughed off the incident. The swearing, however, did not have an effect on Virat Kohli who went on to get a 45.
Taylor has been quite a regular in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and it seems like he picked up the words while playing for franchises like Rajasthan Royals and the Delhi Daredevils.
This is also not the first time Taylor has been caught using the cuss words. The Kiwi captain was seen shouting out the same words in 2012 when they dismissed the then Indian opener Gautam Gambhir.
It was a run-chase where India were comfortably cruising to their target and then Gambhir edged one to the slips. The catch flew to Taylor who grabbed it gleefully and then turned back to curse the outgoing Indian left-hander.
At the Eden Gardens India batted first to get to a healthy 316 courtesy of Cheteshwar Pujara’s 87 and fifties from Ajinkya Rahane (77) and Wriddhiman Saha (54).
The Indian bowlers were brilliant too and bowled out New Zealand for just 204 with Jeetan Patel top scoring with 47. For the hosts Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 5-48.
India tried to come out all guns blazing but their openers struggled. Taylor knew Kohli’s wicket was key and seemed furious when he was given not out. The decision also proved vital as Kohli raced away. By the time he was dismissed India were in a much stronger position.Later the hosts went on to win the game by 178 runs.