India were completely outplayed by New Zealand on day two of the first Test match in Kanpur. Reacting to India’s performance, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra stated that he has been cheated.
After dismissing India for 345, New Zealand were 129/0 at the end of day’s play.
“Apart from that century (from Shreyas Iyer, 105), let’s be honest, there wasn’t anything happy. I mean, ‘Thaggu Ke Laddoo yaad aagaye yaar’ (It reminded me of Thaggu Ke Laddoo, man!) … it’s very famous in Kanpur and here Tim Southee first picked up five wickets, skittled India for 345 and then we couldn’t pick even a single wicket. ‘Thagg gaye yaar hum’ (We have been cheated, man). We were thinking that we’ll pick wickets quickly and easily and grab the match in our control. But the opposition is the World Champion who played like champions. If the first day was India’s then the second day has gone New Zealand’s name.”
He said India will regret for not scoring 450 in the first innings after winning the toss.
“India will have to do something special now because if they don’t, they will realize that although they did win the toss if they haven’t scored 450… then they haven’t gone too far ahead in the match. There was an opportunity which you have lost.”