The first Test of the two-match series between India and New Zealand have started in Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on November 25, 2021. Team India won the toss and chose to bat under the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane.
Although Mayank Agarwal couldn’t stay long, Shubman Gill and Rahane studied the ship before Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahane played for a bit in the middle. However, the debutant Shreyas Iyer stole the show with a fine knock of 75*. Alongside him, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also scored 50*. They remained unbeaten as India ended day one on 258/4.
However, apart from the game, another incident made headlines as a couple of videos of the match went viral where it can be heard that the crowd at the Green Park chanted “Jeetega bhai Jeetega, India jeetega” and “Pakistan Murdabad” as well. Even, the fans were heard chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” also.
— pant shirt fc (@pant_fc) November 25, 2021
This it too much, Indian crowd are continuously cheering insulting words against Pakistan, it is better if such things remain on social media from both sides, but if you are doing this on Cricket Ground Infront of whole globe, then it is not acceptable. pic.twitter.com/bHxYXqnvjs
— ꜱ ʜ ᴏ ᴀ ɪ ʙ 👀 (@Lame_Grunge) November 25, 2021
However, Pakistan fans also reacted on that.
Unacceptable, poor, and childish from these Indian fans. This is too far ! Honestly, grow up. Just comes to show how hurt they are after we brutally beat them by 10 wickets to an extent where they decide to chant rude remarks against us.
— LeftHandedBabar (@BabarCoverDrive) November 25, 2021
Obsession with the neighbours will never end. 152-0 also hurt them a lot 🤐
— 𝓓𝓻 𝓐𝓲𝓺𝓲𝓫 𝓘𝓻𝓼𝓱𝓪𝓭 (@aiqibirshad) November 25, 2021
Bechare unko obsession bohut ho gayi hai 😂😂😂
10 wickets se jo hare hain 😂😂
— Zanier (@zanyness) November 25, 2021
However, after the game, Kyle Jamieson spoke to the broadcasters and said: “Hardly played the last couple of months. Was nice to find some rhythm. Probably too good at times, hence the overstepping. Hopefully the new ball swings a bit in the morning and we can take a few wickets. India is probably a fraction ahead, but we did well to have them four down.”