Included in the national team following his heroics in the Plunket Shield, Lockie Ferguson has become a vital cog for New Zealand in international cricket. A right-arm seamer who boasts of a troublesome bouncer, Ferguson has thrived on his ability to bowl quick with pinpoint accuracy.
India's ongoing tour of New Zealand also witnessed Ferguson's heroics despite the fact the hosts stuttered to a 1-4 defeat in the ODI series. While Ferguson couldn't save his side in the ODIs, he played a crucial role in helping the Kiwis inflict a massive 80-run loss on the visitors and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.
The right-arm seamer took a stunning catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma and then bowled a searing 151-kmph yorker to castle Shikhar Dhawan's stumps. In a game where Indian bowlers were hammered all around the park, Ferguson was seen bowling with precision before registering impressive figures of 2-22.
While Ferguson attracted a lot of plaudits for his bowling effort, Indian cricket fans couldn't help but take a dig at him for his moustache. Drawing comparisons with 'Lt. Smith' - a fictional character played by actor Ben Nealon - from the Bollywood movie 'Lagaan', Indian fans expressed their views on Ferguson and his iconic moustache.
Lockie Ferguson looks like Lt. Smith from Lagaan pic.twitter.com/XDQG2TvD4F— Varun Parkal (@VarunParkal) January 28, 2019
Yaa sort off ð His dialogue while he was sledging someone "Khane ko Roti naahi, Pehne ko Kapre Naahi" or something like that ð— â¤â±½á¶¦Ê³áµáµá¶¦áµâ¿ADIð®ð³â¤ (@Aditya_k168) January 28, 2019
Lockie Ferguson looks like an officer of the East India Company, ready to levy teen guna lagaan. #NZvIND— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 6, 2019 February 6, 2019
Dugni lagaan dena padenga.— Anup (@anup_jeppu) January 28, 2019