ENG vs IND: Twitter mocks Shreyas Iyer with hilarious memes after he gets out to a short ball again

ENG vs IND: Twitter mocks Shreyas Iyer with hilarious memes after he gets out to a short ball again

Shreyas Iyer scored 15 runs before getting out to a short length delivery against James Anderson.

Shreyas Iyer's straight drive against Matthew Potts
Shreyas Iyer’s straight drive against Matthew Potts (Photo Source: Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Team India is currently playing the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham. After losing the toss, the team lost wickets at regular intervals. Batters Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer were sent back with only 98 runs on the board.

After the fall of Kohli, Iyer joined the wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant at the crease as both batters started playing shots to put the pressure back on the English bowlers. Iyer was more of an aggressor between the two batters as stroked 15 runs in just 10 stroking three excellent boundaries on pitched-up deliveries.

After being punished for a few boundaries, England pacers changed their line of bowling against Iyer

After being punished by Iyer for a few boundaries, the England bowlers including James Anderson and Matty Potts changed their line of attack to short-pitched deliveries and soon created problems for the batter. During the 26th over, Shreyas really got himself in a tangle after facing a short-length delivery from veteran Anderson. However, he managed to evade that delivery.

In the next over, Iyer drove Potts through the cover region and collected himself a boundary to reach the 15-run mark, but he got out in the next over and that too on a short-length delivery bowled by Anderson. The senior pacer bowled a short-length delivery angling towards Iyer’s ribs as the batter looked to glance the ball towards the fine-leg region but got beaten by pace and only managed a fine tickle which was brilliantly held by the wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings.

It must be noted that Shreyas Iyer has had problems with short-pitched deliveries and has not looked comfortable against express pace. In the past, the right-handed batter has himself admitted that he needs to work on his mindset rather than his technique in facing the short ball. Iyer also looked troubled against South Africa’s pace bowling line-up in a recently concluded T20I series at home and his woes continued in the Test against England as well.

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