Yuvraj Singh Expresses His Unhappiness With India’s Fielding In The T20 Opener At Hyderabad
The former allrounder of India, Yuvraj Singh is disappointed with the way India fielded in the series opener against West Indies. In the first T20I match of the three-match series, Virat Kohli & Co. defeated the Caribbean side by six wickets with eight balls remaining.
In the meantime, the cricket fans are lauding the India skipper Virat Kohli who once again showed why he is the top-ranked in the cricket world. Kohli helped India to chase their highest target in the shortest format of cricket.
Kohli scored his career-best unbeaten 94 off just 50 balls in the T20 opener on Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. The partnership between the skipper and KL Rahul (62 off 40) helped India to chase down the target of 208 runs set by the Windies. India won the match with eight balls still remaining to be bowled by the Caribbeans.
Coming to chase, India kicked-off at the wrong foot with the expert opener Rohit Sharma getting out with eight runs. However, KL Rahul and skipper Kohli steadied the balance of the team and gave an amazing 100 runs partnership. Rahul played one of the best knocks and scored 62 runs off just 40 balls before Kieron Pollard caught him.
With Rahul gone, Kohli took the brunt of Windies bowlers and posted an unbeaten 94 runs innings with six sixes and as many fours at the strike rate of 188.
The batting squad of the host was as usual at their best and gave a tough time to the Caribbean bowlers. However, so could not be said for the team for their fielding. Had the few silly misfields not happened, West Indies would have scored much less than the big score they went for.
Yuvraj disappointed with India’s fielding in the T20 opener
Considering the overall performance of the team, the former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was left unimpressed with the way Men in Blue fielded at Hyderabad.
Yuvraj is among those veteran stars of Indian cricket who were renown for their batting and tight fielding on the ground. Not a single ball could pass through from where the allrounder was positioned during the innings. However, when India was buckling to come and bat, he took to his Twitter account to slam the poor fielding displayed by the team.
The butter-fingered Indian fielders had a day to forget on the field. Washington Sundar and Rohit Sharma both dropped a couple of catches each. Sundar dropped the catch of Shimron Hetmyer who was on 44 runs in the 16th over but later ended up bagging his maiden half-century in T20Is. And following him, Rohit dropped the crucial wicket of Kieron Pollard who went on to hit 37 off 19 balls.
Whereas, the skipper himself had a poor outing as India allowed the Pollard and his Co. to post the giant 207 runs.
Referring to the pitiful fielding performance, the unhappy Yuvraj posted:
“India very poor on the field today ! Young guns reacting a bit late on the ball! Too much ? ? Let’s get these runs come on lads.”
India very poor on the field today ! Young guns reacting a bit late on the ball! Too much cricket ? ? Let’s get these runs come on lads
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 6, 2019
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