As the second Day-Night Test match between India and Bangladesh is ongoing at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Bangladesh batted first and performed poorly by putting up only 106 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 30.3 overs. Indian bowlers Ishant Sharma with his right-arm fast-medium bowling claimed 5 wickets, while Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets and Shami took 2.
During the first session break of the in Kolkata, cricket legends Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, and Sachin Tendulkar, reunited for the pink-ball Test when Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar shared a hilarious anecdote.
Cricket god Sachin Tendulkar recalled the story of the off-spinner bowling in the nets. Recalling an incident, he said, “When we went to Mohali for the first time. It was around 1996. The locals were telling me that there is a youngster here who bowls well. He bowls off-spin and also throws a good doosra. So I said call him and ask him to bowl to me in the nets. I would like to face him. I want to see how good he is and if he is that good, we will encourage him further. So Bhajji started bowling to me. While doing so, he continuously kept coming to me, saying “Ji paaji”. So I kept saying ‘what, go back and bowl’. It happened too many times. I didn’t know the reason why Bhajji kept coming up to me.”
He added, “After he got into the team, we started knowing each other, and he started opening up to me. So he said, ‘Paaji Ek Baat batani hai aapko’. I said ‘bata’. He said ‘When I was bowling to you in the nets for the first time, why were you calling me towards you?’. I asked ‘when was I calling you?’. Later I found out that the way I used to adjust my helmet, Bhajji used to think that I was calling him, and he kept coming up to me.”