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‘Snow pe chalte hai…’: Sarfaraz sledges Bashir – Watch


NEW DELHI: As the third day of the fifth and final Test between India and England unfolded at the picturesque

Dharamsala stadium

on Saturday, the inevitable outcome loomed large for the visitors.
With half of their team already dismissed and the target still distant enough to force India into batting again, a triumph for the home team appeared imminent.

Leading the resistance amidst the bleak situation was England’s seasoned campaigner,

Joe Root

However, amidst the unfolding drama on the field, an intriguing exchange took place between young

Sarfaraz Khan

, stationed at short-leg, and England’s young off-spinner

Shoaib Bashir


Overheard on the

stump microphone

, Sarfaraz quipped, “Maar yaar jaldi, snow pe chalte hai upar, ghumke aayenge, chal! (Hit it quickly and finish the game, we will go up on the snow for a walk).”
Sarfaraz’s sentiment resonated not only with players but also with many in the stands, eager to explore the tourist destination nestled in the foothills of the



Before the tea interval, England’s resistance crumbled, culminating in a comprehensive innings-and-64-run victory for India in just two-and-a-half days. This triumph sealed a 4-1 series win for India, granting fans a weekend to indulge in the scenic beauty of the region.

Following England’s impressive comeback victory in the first Test at Hyderabad, India’s dominance at home appeared to be under threat. However, over the next six weeks, India showcased their prowess by winning four Tests and unearthing a cadre of young match-winners.

India’s coach,

Rahul Dravid

, acknowledged the absence of key players like

Virat Kohli

and Mohammed Shami but lauded the contributions of the younger generation. Dravid praised

Rohit Sharma

‘s leadership and the team’s collective effort, emphasizing their ability to play aggressive and entertaining cricket even on fair pitches.

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