Arshdeep looked completely out of socks in his comeback match against Sri Lanka in the second T20 at Pune. The left-arm fast bowler bowled numerous no-balls in the match which proved to be costly in the end. Arshdeep bowled 5 no balls in his 2 overs giving away 37 runs.
This is not acceptable: Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir lashed out at Arshdeep for bowling so many no-balls in a single game. He feels that Arshdeep needs to play domestic cricket before returning to International Cricket.
“If you are coming after an injury, you should not be playing an international game. You should be going to domestic cricket and getting your rhythm back because no-balls are not acceptable. Whoever is injured and there is a long layoff, he has to go back to domestic cricket, bowl 15-20 overs, come back, and then play an international game, and that was squarely seen when Arshdeep Singh was struggling with his rhythm,”
Gambhir said during a post-match discussion on Star Sports.
“As I just mentioned, you can have a shocker. Fielders can have a shocker, batters can play bad shots, and bowlers can bowl those shocking deliveries but this thing is not acceptable. You might be doing it in the nets, during the practice sessions, that’s the reason you do it in the match as well. So it’s up to the bowling coach to probably work on that as well because you have got to be harsh in the practice sessions. You just can’t blame something else,”
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