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Suryakumar Yadav on Rohit-Karthik banter in 1st T20I: Funny moments are allowed in pressure situation

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India batter Suryakumar Yadav explained what had actually transpired between captain Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik in Mohali during that Glenn Maxwell DRS. Suryakumar said that both cricketers have played with each other for a long period of time and the Mohali incident was just another banter between the two Indian cricketers.

Dinesh Karthik did not appeal after taking Maxwell's catch and then Rohit playfully grabbed the wicketkeeper's neck, seemingly expressing his annoyance at Karthik's indecisiveness over the DRS call.

"Rahi baat wo DRS ki toh kabhi kabhi peeche tak awaz jati nahi hai aur left and right mein acche se awaz ati hai edge ki aur unka wo alag hi banter hai, itne saalo se jante hai ek dusre ko aur ek saath itna khela hua hai toh itna toh hasi mazak thoda banta hai. (Talking about that DRS, you don't hear the edges clearly from behind the stumps at times but you do from the right or left side of the field. And that was their banter. They know each other for a long time and have played a lot of cricket together so that kind of funny moments are allowed between them," Suryakumar said while addressing reporters ahead of the second T20I.

When he asked about Rohit's expressions on the field, Suryakumar said nothing has changed with the India opener. "Field pe itna pressure hota hai ki har situation mein kya karna hai toh Aisa ho jata hai kabhi kabhi (These things happen on the cricket field because at times there is a lot of pressure.)"

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