India vs New Zealand: Ravichandran Ashwin and on-field umpire Nitin Menon had a hilarious conversation. During the first Test between India and New Zealand, a video became viral on social media. Menon has struggled to get lbw and caught-behind decisions right in Kanpur. He was involved in an animated exchange with the spinner in the 73rd over. Ashwin chose to bowl with a diagonal run-up in the over. Also, trotting in front of the umpire and then the non-striker. While delivering the ball.
This seemed to slightly block the umpire’s eyesight. But don’t bother Tom Latham, the non-striker. On the screen, Menon had a heated conversation with Ravichandran Ashwin. The captain, Ajinkya Rahane, was then summoned. Also, between the overs, talk about the problem. Furthermore, some fans overheard portions of these conversations. I recorded them on the stump mic and then published them on Twitter.
“You are obstructing my vision,” Nitin Menon said.
“He’s not running on to the danger area (of the pitch),” Rahane replied.
“I can’t make the lbw calls,” The umpire then said.
“You are anyway not making any,” Ashwin cheekily replied.
“That it is fine if you aren’t able to give a verdict, I will use DRS because this angle is helping me bowl better. It’s your problem, and not my problem,” Ravichandran Ashwin said.
India vs New Zealand: Furthermore, the on-air commentators reported that Rahul Dravid had met the match referee. Also, his former teammate Javagal Srinath is about the same. Their conversation was undisclosed, but Ashwin dropped the diagonal run-up in the next over. And then went back to his more orthodox methods.
Lastly, overcoming the poor umpiring, Ashwin took the wicket of Will Young in the session. And getting the opener out on 89. Also, he was brilliant after the dismissal, and the pressure built on. Both ends by him and Jadeja helped Yadav get the prized wicket of Kane Williamson.