Twitter slams Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya: Twitterati was unhappy with the fast bowler and all-rounder after loss in Delhi T20I.
During the first T20I of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of India in Delhi, Bangladesh beat India by 7 wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
Chasing a 149-run target, Bangladesh sealed the chase in the last over on the back of wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s fifth T20I half-century. Coming in to bat No. 4 in the eighth over, Rahim ended up scoring 60* (43) with the help of eight fours and a six.
While India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and captain Rohit Sharma goofed up with opting for the DRS thrice in the same over bowled by spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, it was all-rounder Krunal Pandya and pacer Khaleel Ahmed who faced criticism towards the end of the match.
With Bangladesh needing 33 runs off 16 balls, Pandya dropped Rahim at deep mid-wicket to give Bangladesh a significant advantage in the match. The ball going for a boundary further didn’t help Pandya’s case.
India still had a chance as the visitors required 22 runs in the last two over. However, Ahmed conceding four consecutive fours against Rahim saw the outcome of the match getting affected. With the opposition scoring 18 runs in the penultimate over, Ahmed registered bowling figures of 4-0-37-1.
Bangladesh beating India in India without a few of their top players speaks highly about the manner in which they played today.
Twitter slams Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya:
— Sumantra Kumar Das (@SumantraKumarDa) November 3, 2019
#INDvBAN – 4 back to back 4s from Mr. Consistent @mushfiqur15 in the crucial 19th over by Khaleel Ahmed👌 Game Over! #Bangladesh wins the first t20i against #India, by 7 wkts with 3 balls to spare. Their first win in this format against us 👏
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) November 3, 2019
Khaleel Ahmed reminds me of times of Manoj Prabhakar. Ah Nostalgia. #INDvsBAN
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 3, 2019
This is what Happens when U pick likes of Shikhar Dhawan Shivam Dube Krunal Pandya Khaleel Ahmed over likes of Raina Rana Jadeja Bhuvi Pandey #IndvsBan
— Priyansh (@Pricd05) November 3, 2019
Totally Disappointed by the Khaleel Ahmed performance conceded 4 consecutive 4’s in the second last over of the match.
Didn’t remember #KhaleelAhmed any match winning performance?
Today he could have proved himself but it was the same old story. #INDvBAN
— Riddhi Shah 🇮🇳 (@RiddhiTweets_) November 3, 2019
I will never understand why Krunal Pandya is in the Indian Cricket Team.
— Sripad (@falsewinger) November 3, 2019
— mudabbir husain مدبر حسین (@mudabbirhusain_) November 3, 2019
Krunal Pandya missed the catch. He should have put on a mask to counter the smog. He should now put on a mask to get out of the stadium without getting slapped. #INDvBAN
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) November 3, 2019
— Akshay Batra (@theakshaybatra) November 3, 2019
*Pandya drops Mushfiqur’s catch*
Chahal to Krunal Pandya – pic.twitter.com/uCtcJBYZXM
— The Funny Cricketer (@dfunnycricketer) November 3, 2019
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