The Indian cricket team had a dismal start to their innings. Their batting line-up crumbled, with the team being restricted to a meagre 117 by the Australian bowlers. The highlight of the batting failure was Suryakumar Yadav, who registered a duck for the second consecutive time in the ongoing ODI series. However, DK stood by Suryakumar, stating that such a slump can be experienced by any player. Despite this, Australia levelled the three-match ODI series with a convincing win in Visakhapatnam.
To come up and face such deliveries is tough: DK
“Imagine Suryakumar Yadav, I feel for him, two first-balls, I’m sure a lot of people will be saying, ‘Oh, he’s not making use of his opportunities’. It’s not true. To get out first ball means you are out before you’re set. It can happen to anybody,”
DK said on Cricbuzz.
DK further added:
“He (Mitchell Starc) is arguably the best white-ball bowler in the world right now. To come and receive such balls first up, it’s hard. You put anybody there, more often than not, they will get out first ball. We need to cut some slack for batters who get out to quality left-armers.”
Although he has been a key player in the T20Is, the talented right-handed batsman has been struggling in the One-Day format. His performance in 22 ODIs has been unsatisfactory. SKY has an average of 25.47 and only two fifties scored out of a total of 433 runs.
With the final ODI set to take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22, the Indian team will look to put their dismal performance in Visakhapatnam behind them. Hence, they will be determined to bounce back. If they manage to do so and win the final match, they will earn bragging rights in the lead-up to the 2023 ODI World Cup.
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