A bad day in the office, which we can relate to India’s batting too. After losing the toss, the Indian skipper came out to open the innings and this was the biggest gaffe committed by him as after losing the first wicket on 34, no one could steady hosts innings. Though Suresh Raina, who came in at number three, played well and scored 34 runs but he too was back in the pavilion with seven overs still remaining.
The form which Kohli is in, he should have batted at number three instead of taking a gamble to open the innings. India finished their innings on 147/7. The score could have been lesser, had Dhoni not hit 12 runs of the last over of the innings.
Here s Twitter reacted to India’s batting in the first T20I at Kanpur –
— Yatin (@TechHuntr) January 26, 2017
It was a great ball..Terrific🙏Raina out.
Well played champ! 👍#INDvsENG
— कुले 🔴🔵 (@KhatreeIshwor) January 26, 2017
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) January 26, 2017
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) January 26, 2017
Raina has been shuffling a lot in order to avoid the bouncers
v Morris at D’sala 2015
v Rabada at Mum 2015
v Stokes at Kanpur 2017#INDvENG
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 26, 2017
Republic day or not. Green Park, Kanpur will always be adorned with Kamla Pasand hoardings. #IndvEng
— cricBC (@cricBC) January 26, 2017
Suresh Raina in Twenty20s at Green Park, Kanpur:
53* vs KKR, 2016
58 vs MI, 2016
34 vs ENG, Today#INDvENG
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 26, 2017
Moeen Ali’s best Test figures (6/67) and T20I figures (2/21) have both been against India. #IndvsEng
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 26, 2017
Going to need a top bowling effort to win this from here on.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) January 26, 2017
Typical T20 innings from Suresh Raina he showed all the flairs and deserved half century..
Dear Suresh Raina, please calm down. If you play patiently in next match, Samajwadi Party still invite you for election campaign. #IndvEng
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 26, 2017
Suresh Raina hasn’t scored a 50 in a T20I innings since June 2010 (35 innings) #INDvENG
India bat deep, but loss of regular wickets affects run scoring momentum. England in control — unless we have a Dhoni special!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 26, 2017
Ben Stokes needs to get used to that limp. His wallet is going to be a lot heavier in a couple of months time.
— Sim 🏏🏈 (@SimUKCricket) January 26, 2017
Looks like Adil Rashid will not bowl today unless Morgan wants to bowl him against the tail, esp if Dhoni also falls #IndvEng
— Vishal Dikshit (@Vishal1686) January 26, 2017
— Guy Hornsby (@GuyHornsby) January 26, 2017