IND vs SL | Twitter awes at Kuldeep Yadav's Kolkata comeback after googly earns crucial scalp
Kuldeep Yadav was ecstatic after earning a wicket in his first over itself|
As often as sports create heartwarming stories of love and passion, it also makes a loser for every winner ensuring heartbreaks aplenty for one set of fans or another. Kuldeep Yadav had a sour stint with Kolkata Knight Riders but won hearts at Eden Gardens with a delicious delivery on Wednesday.
India seized control of the second ODI against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday as their spinners earned quick back-to-back scalps to leave the visitors in a spot of bother. At the time of writing, the Lions were already three wickets down for a score of 110 at the end of 19 overs, despite the islanders managing an impressive second-wicket partnership of 73 runs at over run-a-ball.
Kuldeep Yadav provided the crucial breakthrough for the Men in Blue on the last ball of the 17th over, trapping in-form Kusal Mendis plumb in front of the wicket. The batter looked well set on 34 off 34 balls but had kept his attacking shots for the pacers, proceeding with caution against the spinners. The ball pitched around the middle stump and a wary Mendis rocked back on his feet, only to be completely deceived by a wrong’un. The ball spun just enough to beat the outside edge of the bat and thump into the 27-year-old’s back pad.
The umpire did not hesitate to raise his finger and even though Mendis immediately signalled a DRS review, replays showed the ball was comfortably clipping the top of middle and off stumps.
Having spent seven years at Kolkata Knight Riders with appearances coming few and far, the bowler’s relationships with the club had come under the scanner by the time he was released in 2021. However, the left-arm leg spinner’s reputation amongst the Kolkata crowd remained joyous, as was evident by the voracious ovation he received upon scalping the crucial wicket.
Translation to that!
Hardik Pandya said," I had asked for water last over, you are getting my *** killed over there"🤣😂😅— MINI BUS 2022 (@minibus2022) January 12, 2023
Someone just stop him!
Why behaving like that!
virat kohli (@UJJWAL036) January 12, 2023
Pathetic and Shameful
It's really pathetic, pathetic, and Shameful by Hardik Pandya, how can someone used this type of slurs for own teammate 💔pic.twitter.com/0AiO3fnU7y— V I S H A L (@ImVi47) January 12, 2023
Who asks water like that?
Others - Can you give me some water please..— N I T I N (@theNitinWalke) January 12, 2023
Hardik Pandya :
Paani maanga that last over, gaamd marwaa rahe ho udhar.. pic.twitter.com/2hpua5gnIQ
Spinners full on!
Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel strike twice in just three balls.— FAIZ FAZEL (@theFaizFazel) January 12, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel strike in their first over!— Sportsbettingmarkets.com (@Sbettingmarkets) January 12, 2023
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Just wow moment
Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel strike twice in just three balls.— Keerthi suresh (@kerthisuresh143) January 12, 2023
📸: Disney + Hotstar pic.twitter.com/Vv06TgZCkf
Fear always around
Kohli more excited
Abuses around live
Abusing his teammates— Ritika Malhotra 🇮🇳 (@FanGirlRohit45) January 12, 2023
Bro I had went To stadium to watch Ind vs Eng match. Hardik pandya is always muching and drinking energy drinks.— Akshay.suryawanshi (@UselessAkshay) January 12, 2023