File photo of Irfan Pathan© Twitter
Indian pacers suffered a shock in the second ODI against New Zealand on Saturday. Then the Indian captain Rohit Sharma Won the toss and decided to bowl against the Blackcaps, their choice Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj And Shardul Tagore Raipur’s Shahid Veer Narayan Singh Cricket Stadium kept New Zealand completely on the backfoot with strikes at regular intervals. The guests lost Finn AllenThe fifth ball wicket of their innings when their score was nil and India never looked back from then on.
Shami took three wickets, Hardik took two and Siraj and Shardul took one each to reduce New Zealand to 7 for 103 in the 31st over. Some late swing played a key role in the Indian pacers dominating the show, while the New Zealand batsmen played equally poor shots to make things more embarrassing for the visiting team.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan Laid out “modern day batters”, suggesting that they fail to play swing bowling. Pathan’s comments came after the Indian pacers struggled against the Kiwi batters in Raipur.
“Modern day batters ke samane thoda ball hila wa garba chalu,” the former Indian all-rounder wrote on Twitter.
In front of modern day batters thoda ball hila or garba chalu
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 21, 2023
After registering a narrow 12-run win in the series opener, Team India now looks to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. On the other hand, New Zealand need a win to survive the series.
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