Desperate situations call for desperate measures. That’s exactly what happened when Steven Smith was cruising on 97 with India searching for his wicket on Day 1 of the Ranchi Test.
In the last session of the opening day, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha collided with Smith in an effort to collect the ball which had got lodged between the Aussie skipper’s legs. What ensued was straight out of a wrestling bout that took place in the middle of the cricket pitch.
Saha and Smith were a confused tangle of arms and legs even as Smith lay flat on the ground. Although Smith didn’t see the funny side of it, that did not stop Saha (right on top of him) from claiming a catch. Such was the sequence of events that even umpire Ian Gould saw the funny side of it and broke into a hearty laugh.