After finishing a season of IPL, T20 World Cup, and registering a clear sweep of 3-Zero in opposition to New Zealand within the lately concluded T20I sequence, Team India entered the Test mode on Thursday as they took on the World Test Champions led by Kane Williamson within the two-match sequence. With the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli resting, India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane gained the toss and put the Black Caps to ship first. More the cricket, extra the enjoyable for cricket followers, proper? Not precisely. Excited Indian followers, who tuned in to the encounter performed in Green Park, Kanpur early morning, have been in for a merciless reminder concerning the high quality of air in northern India throughout winters. As the match began amid smog within the backdrop, customers took to microblogging web site Twitter to take a number of jibes with memes describing how they have been going through issue in watching the “hazy” sport.
HD streaming of early morning cricket in North India is identical as 144p streaming of a DC film on Sancharnet connection— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 25, 2021
There have been many who additionally expressed their issues over the security of cricketers.
There must be cautious consideration when scheduling matches in areas the place smog/haze may be fairly heavy in winter. Player and spectator welfare is most vital.#INDvNZ #INDvsNZ— CricBlog ✍ (@cric_blog) November 25, 2021
“Looking to bat first. Pitch appears actually good. Generally slows down afterward right here. It’s a possibility for all of us right here to do effectively right here and in Mumbai. Few of the senior guys are lacking. So it’s a possibility for the children. Shreyas is making his debut. We are all excited to play beneath the brand new teaching employees. I personally get pleasure from taking part in beneath Rahul bhai. New Zealand are a top quality facet. Three spinners, 2 seamers (on bowling mixture),” Rahane mentioned on the toss.
India picked Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav as their bowling choices.