Dropping catches have become almost a fashion for the Indian cricket team and India’s 14th over on Day 2 summed up the things perfectly. After Virat Kohli dropped a simple catch at slip, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami both had chances on the very next ball but they failed to grasp the ball.
Before coming to the series, India
In the 104th over of the innings that Ravichandran Ashwin bowled, the
But like a true warrior, the Tamil Nadu offie changed his plan a bit and shortened the length which extracted a leading edge off Rabada’s bat. In a normal scenario, it would have been an easy catch for Pandya at the point region, but Mohammed Shami came rushing in as well. Maybe it was the incoming Shami or just a drop in concentration but Pandya, who is one of the best fielders in the Indian side, made a proper hash of the situation and the ball went away from him after he failed to collect it. However, India still had another chance as the ball inadvertently moved right in front of the running Shami. But as luck would have it, the Indian pacer couldn’t get his hands on the ball as well as Rabada breathed a sigh of relief. Kohli was clearly frustrated by watching the fiasco and his gesture didn’t leave too much room for any words.