Kuldeep Yadav’s omission from the final T20I leaves Twitter bewildered
The chinaman is currently the leading wicket-taker in the series.
Published - Jul 8, 2018 7:08 pm | Updated - Jul 8, 2018 7:08 pm
The ongoing T20I series between England and India is currently level at 1-1 and the final match is being played at the County Ground in Bristol. The Men in Blue started the tournament in a comprehensive manner with a thumping victory by eight wickets, owing to KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav’s brilliant performances in their respective departments.
However, the Brits made a strong statement and made a stupendous comeback at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Prior to the current match, the Blue Army suffered a massive blow as Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out and Deepak Chahar made his T20I debut. Nevertheless, during the toss, Virat Kohli sprang a massive surprise when he mentioned that Kuldeep Yadav won’t be a part of the eleven.
The surprise from Virat and Co.
Siddarth Kaul, following the second T20I in Malahide, got his second opportunity in India’s tour of the United Kingdom (UK). The decision was a tad bewildering bearing in mind Kuldeep’s recent form. In the first match at the Old Trafford in Manchester, the chinaman ripped the heart out of the English batting in with a five-wicket haul. He was introduced in the middle-overs and he didn’t disappoint.
He picked up the likes of Eoin Morgan, Joe Root and Jonathan Bairstow in his third over to set the cat among the pigeons in the English dugout. Such was his venom that the English team management was forced to bring forth a bowling machine by the name of ‘Merlyn’, which they once introduced to counter Shane Warne, in order to solve the 23-year old’s guile and trajectory.
The tactic somewhat worked as the bowler conceded 34 runs in the next match in Cardiff and also didn’t pick up any wicket. Meanwhile, Twitter is highly dissatisfied with Kuldeep’s omission from the eleven
Here is how Twitter reacted to Kuldeep’s omission
Big call from India. They have dropped Kuldeep Yadav! Deepak Chahar to debut today. #EngvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 8, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav omission is baffling to say the least! All talk about wrist spin and all that was ???#INDvsENG
— Vimal Kumar (@Vimalwa) July 8, 2018
Dropped Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak chahar is all set to make debut. #ENGvIND
— Das Capital (@niravuparambil) July 8, 2018
— vinayakk kajale 🇮🇳 (@vinaykajale) July 8, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav most wkt taker in this T20 Series ☺️☺️
Bahar ho gya Quota na bole ab to kya bole☺️#INDvENG
— Sam 🎸 (@SaiyamRo45) July 8, 2018
Big day for Deepak Chahar to make his debut today, but Kuldeep Yadav's exclusion baffles me after just one game which he went wicketless. #ENGvIND
— Gagan Thakur (@gagan_gt) July 8, 2018
What is the strategy behind replacing kuldeep yadav???#kyahogaissbaar
— Rajnish Singh (@Rajnish46109630) July 8, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik are warming the bench. Kohli is anything but serious about winning this series #IndvsEng
— Ashu (@ashu048) July 8, 2018
Why Kuldeep Yadav has been dropped? Why not Chhahal.See the statistics of last 20 matches and decide who deserves a place and who sd be dropped.Clear cut a biased decision by a short sighted Captain.
— HiAshutosh (@helpfulashutosh) July 8, 2018
Isn't it foolishness to leave out #KuldeepYadav or prefer #Chahal over him in todays #INDvsENG match, who single handly wrapped #England team in 1st #T20I to win the match? Although good to see Deepak Chahar & #SiddharthKaul in today's match vs England in Bristol. #ENGvsIND pic.twitter.com/PirlAb7QWT
— Sunil Sanjan (@sunilsanjan) July 8, 2018
One bad match and TaTa. In form Kuldeep yadav loses his place for deepak chahar.#INDvsENG
— Crazy Guy (@crazycreature55) July 8, 2018
How do you undermine talent of an individual and rob him of an opportunity to showcase skill in difficult conditions?
Kohli drops Kuldeep Yadav because "look, some grass!" #ENGvIND
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) July 8, 2018
— Ketan (@Ketan87443094) July 8, 2018
Virat Kohli as captain sucks big time !! Open politics and biasedness for Chahal .. feel bad for Kuldeep Yadav !!
— Funnily Serious (@notionalview) July 8, 2018
Why Kohli always prefers Chahal over Kuldeep Yadav is something I would never understand . That fella took 5 damn wickets in first match . He didn't deserve to get dropped after a single match failure.
Virat is too insecure .
— Manik Gupta (@ManikGup92) July 8, 2018
No Kuldeep Yadav in the decider. Thank you India. Thank you very much.#ENGvIND
— Umesh Sigdel (@USigdel) July 8, 2018
— Left Arm Chinaman (@imvmehta) July 8, 2018
4 seamers.. the experience of Bhuvi n bumrah will be missed in this game.. Kuldeep Yadav won the first game for India..and he is not playing today. Strange..!! Happy for both Deepak chahar and Sid kaul.. Good luck #TeamIndia #ENGvIND #Decider
— Saurabh Tripathi (@BeingShubh55555) July 8, 2018
What??? Kuldeep Yadav left out for chahar? This is a spin friendly surface so you gotta play your spinner who went through this England side like a ripper!
Isn't it just a surprise tactic to play 2 new seamers.. out of the syllabus questions? #India #INDvsENG #ENGvIND #ENG #
— Varun Garg 🇮🇳 (@IamV_Garg) July 8, 2018