Ravi Shastri was trolled on social media on Monday after the India coach described the final moments of the thrilling first Test between Australia and the visitors in chaste with a boorish comment.
The former India captain, who has been talking up Virat Kohli‘s team during their overseas trips, was brimming with joy as his team clinched a historic win in Adelaide, becoming the first-ever Indian team to win the opening Test in Australia.
Shastri pointed out that India had come close to winning the opening Tests during their tours of England and South Africa earlier this year and that the win in Adelaide will give them the much-needed belief to go an clinch an unprecedented series win Down Under.
Speaking to Sunil Gavaskar on a post-match show on Sony Six, Shastri said his team had their b***s in their mouths when the Australian tail was wagging, in Hindi.
Shastri was referring to the period of play where India were being frustrated by the Australian tailenders. After losing their captain, Tim Paine for 41, the hosts were reeling at 187 for 7, chasing 323. However, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc stitched a 41-run stand before Nathan Lyon waged a valiant battle and took Australia close to the target.
The 11th wicket stand between Lyon and Josh Hazlewood amounted to 32 runs before the latter was dismissed by R Ashwin just before the end of the extended second session on Monday.
“We knew we won’t leave it, but for some time we had our g*** in our mouths,” Shastri had said.
A baffled Gavaskar told host Mark Butcher and fellow panelist Michael Clarke that he won’t be translating what his former India teammate said, insisting their show was being watched by family audiences across the country.
Shastri’s comments though gave rise to some hilarious reactions on social media. One of them was quick to point out a distasteful comment that India captain, Kohli had made during their tour of South Africa earlier this year. Check some of them out below.