AB De Villiers Gives A Perfect Reaction To Ben Foakes Clattering The Stumps – England arrived in India with a fresh and aggressive batting approach known as ‘Bazball’, aiming to take the attack to the opposition. Despite their success in previous series, the true challenge lay ahead as they faced India on turning tracks with quality spinners – a formidable test for any visiting team. The first day of the opening test match in Hyderabad unfolded with India firmly in control.
Having lost the toss, England was sent to bat first, only to be bowled out for 246. While a few batsmen showed promise, it was Stokes who stood out, scoring an impressive 70 runs. His partnerships with lower-order batsmen contributed significantly to the team’s total. The much-talked-about ‘Bazball’ strategy came into play, but England faced the consequences when Jaiswal aggressively targeted the inexperienced Tom Hartley. Jaiswal’s onslaught included a six off the first ball and two more in the opening over, leaving Hartley conceding 63 runs in 8 overs. Despite the setback, Leach managed to take the only wicket that fell.
India, however, ended the day strongly at 119 for 1, trailing by 127 runs. The hosts showcased their dominance, setting the stage for a challenging comeback for England. As the second day unfolded, India continued their impressive performance with the bat, positioning themselves favorably for a potential victory in the match. To turn the tide, England needs to exhibit discipline and persistent effort. Jaiswal, the aggressive batsman, is poised to make a significant impact, setting the stage for an intense battle between England‘s ‘Bazball’ and India’s spin prowess in the coming days.
In an entertaining incident during the third over of the Indian innings, Rohit Sharma’s shot towards deep square leg set the stage for an unexpected turn of events. As Rohit took a quick single, Yashasvi Jaiswal, seemingly unconcerned about the possibility of a run-out, strolled towards the striker’s end. The situation took a humorous twist when Ben Foakes, England’s wicketkeeper, displayed impressive athleticism. Sprinting towards the deep square leg to retrieve the throw, Foakes demonstrated precision in tracking the ball’s path.
However, in a momentary lapse of attention, Foakes overlooked his own direction, resulting in an unintended collision with the stumps. The unforeseen mishap caused him to trip and fall. Despite the comedic nature of the incident, Foakes managed to touch the ball, preventing any overthrows and maintaining his focus on the game. The sight of Foakes stumbling brought amusement to his English teammates, who couldn’t contain their laughter at the unexpected and lighthearted spectacle on the field.
AB De Villiers Gives A Perfect Reaction To Ben Foakes Clattering The Stumps
AB de Villiers took to Twitter to share his amusement about the incident, expressing it with a series of laughing emojis. In his tweet, he specifically highlighted Ben Foakes’ actions, describing them as “hilarious.” De Villiers humorously characterized Foakes’ collision with the stumps as a “Proper Rugby tackle on the stumps.” By using the term “Rugby tackle,” de Villiers added a playful touch to his comment, drawing a parallel between the unintentional collision and the physicality associated with rugby, a sport known for its robust tackles.
— Louis👑Yelland7🟡⚫️ (@LYelland_90) January 25, 2024
Ben Foakes😂😂😂that was hilarious. Proper Rugby tackle on the stumps
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 25, 2024