Twitter Reactions: Kuldeep Yadav stuns England with a six-wicket haul
Kuldeep concluded his spell with the best bowling figures in ODIs.
Updated - Jul 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Kuldeep Yadav was the most talked about player after the first T20I against England as he picked up a five-wicket haul, his first in this form of the game and the batsmen had no clue. He had a tough time later in the series but made a magnificent comeback in the opening ODI at Trent Bridge to put the dangerous English batsmen to rest. He picked up six wickets to register his best bowling figures in ODIs and restricted the hosts to an ordinary score.
Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. The English openers had a really good start as they enjoyed the ball coming onto the bat and played their shots at will. But things gradually changed after the end of the power play. India brought their spinners and there was no pace on offer. Things started to happen and in Kuldeep’s first he got rid of the dangerous looking Jason Roy for 38.
In his next over he hit Joe Root’s pads plumb in front of stumps and just had to ask the umpire for it who was already convinced and raise his finger. Root got out to the chinaman second time in three balls across formats. On the last ball of the same over, he appealed big and so did the rest of the Indians but the umpire didn’t budge, Kuldeep was certain and asked for a review, result, three reds and Jonny Bairstow was on his way back to the pavilion.
The skipper held him back for the last spell understanding the Brits would otherwise negotiate him without taking risk and brought him back only when they had to get runs in any situation. In the 49th over of the innings, Yadav got the big wicket that of Jos Buttler who was caught down the leg-side by MS Dhoni. Though Buttler had scored a fifty it was a job half complete till then. Kuldeep now had four and one more over to go.
Virat handed him the ball for the 45th over and this time Ben Stokes was desperate to score. He had just got to his half century from 102 balls and things were getting out of hand. He attempted a reverse sweep and Siddarth Kaul did really well to grab that at backward point. The left-arm wristie wasn’t done yet, with the last ball of his spell he managed to lure David Willey into a big shot and he hit it straight into the hands of KL Rahul at deep midwicket.
He ended his ten overs with figures of 6/25, his best in ODI cricket and also the best by an Indian bowler in England.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the haul:
He is the X-factor in the Indian team. Well bowled @imkuldeep18 for the 6 wickets. This bowler is special very very special. What do you think @VVSLaxman281 bhai ❤️ #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/9yxagR7eXP
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) July 12, 2018
What a high quality spin bowling spell from @imkuldeep18 . His top 5 best ODI performances have all come overseas. Katappa ne Baahubali ko kyun maara pata chal gaya, but how to play Kuldeep, England ko abhi nahi. Great effort #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/PJDDTWoeeI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 2018
Loving Kuldeep Yadav. Dismissed Root and Bairstow in the same over. Has to be in the Test team, surely #ENGvIND
— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) July 12, 2018
First 5 overs, Eng 26/0, scored 45/0 in the next 5 and 12/3 in the next 5.
Picking up wickets= Drying runs.
This formula never fails. Top spell on from Kuldeep Yadav#EngvInd
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 12, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav is bowling in a script England's batsmen haven't learnt.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 12, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 12, 2018
6/25 from 10 overs without conceding a boundary on this small ground. Exceptional stuff from Kuldeep Yadav.#EngvInd
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 12, 2018
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 12, 2018
Kuldeeeeep….Wah Wah Wah. 5 wickets in the first T20i. 5 wickets in the first ODI. And five top order wickets at that. Super Duper Show. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 12, 2018
India have been brilliant, bowling and fielding. Kuldeep picks up 5 wickets. Given the utter inability of England batsmen to pick his wrist spin, he would be pencilled in number 2 in the Test squad, after Kohli
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 12, 2018
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 12, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav becomes the first ever left-arm wrist-spinner to take SIX wickets in an ODI.
Also the best figures by any left-arm spinner in ODI history. #EngvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 12, 2018
Watching kuldip Yadav’s superb performance at Nottingham Team india has found such a spinner after a long time pic.twitter.com/miN2c4crE7
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 12, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav is turning out to be the homework England forgot to do. 6/25. #ENGvIND
— Jaspreet Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) July 12, 2018
Take a bow son!
What a performance by Kuldeep Yadav. Outrageously Brilliant! 6/25 against the English! ❤️ #ENGvsIND
— Waseem Mustafa (@wakywacko) July 12, 2018
— ABhishek Panwar (@Im_abpanwar) July 12, 2018
— Ramiz Raja (@RameezzRaja) July 12, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav missed 3rd best Indian bowling figures ever by just 3 runs.
— CN (@chetan_naik) July 12, 2018
Thank You Ravi Ashwin For Your Company.
Now it's over for You. Kuldeep Yadav, What a Bowler what a consistency. Back to back great bowling Performances. No doubt You're the Best spinner in the world right now. Another Series win on the way.#BleedBlue #ENGvIND
— Sudhanshu #17 (@beingsudhanshu_) July 12, 2018
— सिधार्थ दस्सानी (@sidharthdassani) July 12, 2018
What a great bowling from this guy @imkuldeep18. 6 wickets in bag. Did complete damage to the English side, that too on the batting paradise. Fantastic Kuldeep Yadav!! Just wow.. 👌👌👌 #ENGvIND #INDvsENG
— Pritish Dinesh Sathe (@PritishDSathe1) July 12, 2018
— 🏏ARUN SIDD🏏 (@adyararun01) July 12, 2018
Asset for World Cup 2019 ! #KuldeepYadav
— Ishan Joshi 💎 (@imiishan) July 12, 2018
6-25 against the same batting lineup who had set a mammoth total of 481 on the same ground.
This spell speaks VOLUMES ABOUT KULDEEP YADAV #ENGvIND
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) July 12, 2018
Kuldeep Yadav is like a doctor's prescription. Nobody's able to read him. #INDvsENG
— Mallikarjuna Kalika (@FieryGrilled) July 12, 2018