Indian bowlers had a poor outing in the second T20 against Sri Lanka at Pune. People lashed out at the bowlers for such a poor show in the match. Arshdeep had a shocker of a game as he conceded 37 runs in 2 overs bowling 5 no-balls. Shivam Mavi, after a memorable debut in the first game, had a game to forget.
Indian team head coach Rahul Dravid wants people to be patient with the bowlers as he called them “young kids“. He says that the bowlers are working hard and all are trying to help them.
Dravid backs the young kids
“Nobody wants to bowl wides (no-balls) in any format. Especially in T20s, they can hurt you. We need to be patient with a lot of these young kids. There are a lot of youngsters playing in this team, especially our bowling attack. They are young kids; they will have games like these at times. We all need to be patient with them and understanding. Of course, they are working hard, and we keep trying to help them, support them technically, and also just create the right environment for them to be able to get the best out of their skills,”
Dravid said in the post-match conference.
Gives us an opportunity to try out a lot of the younger guys: Dravid
“It’s tough. It’s not easy learning in international cricket and you have to learn on the job. The good thing is, with the focus on the ODI World Cup and the World Test Championship, at least in the T20Is, it gives us an opportunity to try out a lot of the younger guys,”
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