Twitterati unimpressed with Shreyas Iyer who dropped another important catch
He had a difficult outing with the bat as well, scoring 30 off 37 balls and looked fairly uncomfortable at the crease.
Published - Feb 13, 2018 10:09 pm | Updated - Feb 13, 2018 10:30 pm
“Catches win you matches” is a phrase we’ve been hearing for so long. We’ve seen so many matches turn on its head thanks to some silly drops previously, Shreyas Iyer dropping Miller in the previous game is an example. David Miller then stitched a fantastic partnership with Heinrich Klassen to wrap up another win in the Pink ODI.
Unfortunately for the talented youngster, he dropped yet another catch in the ongoing series. South African skipper Aiden Markram drove the ball straight to Extra cover. He failed to time it perfectly, which led to the ball traveling in the air and it went straight into the hands of Shreyas Iyer. It popped out of his hands and went to the ground, much to the disappointment of the Indian skipper.
Bumrah released the pressure off Iyer
It really was disappointing to see such a promising youngster drop such a dolly. Shreyas Iyer is off to a decent start to his ODI career and already has registered a few big scores. He was roped into the playing XI as a replacement for the injured Kedar Jadhav and his contribution in the field has been below the expected standards. He had a difficult outing with the bat as well, scoring 30 off 37 balls and looked fairly uncomfortable at the crease.
Jasprit Bumrah came to Iyer’s rescue and saved him from another embarrassment. Last time around, his drop catch paved way for a match-winning inning, but Aiden Markram failed to capitalize on the good start and the good fortune running in his way. He tried an audacious chip over long-on, only to get caught by Virat Kohli and the Indian skipper didn’t forget to give a proper “Delhi boy” send-off to his opposite number.
India served the previous ODI on a platter and surrendered to the Proteas in the worst possible way. To avoid any such humiliation, they need to stick to the chances they’re getting. These ain’t the tough ones where the fielders have to stretch their arms to the fullest and dive if necessary. 9 out of 10 times fielders manage to grab these catches, but unfortunately for Iyer, he’s been at the receiving end of some massive trolling.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Iyer dropping yet another sitter.
Can't afford to keep dropping sitters…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 13, 2018
Good that Shreyas Iyer dropped another sitter
Just proved beyond doubt that he is unfit for International Cricket.
Bye Bye Baby#SAvsIND
— Narayanswamy Iyer (@gnswamy74) February 13, 2018
Dropped Miller (cost the match) in Jo'burg.
Dropped Markram today on 10.#SAvIND
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) February 13, 2018
Seems like Shreyas Iyer has exhausted his chances of being a part of Indian team. Dropping two sitters in two consecutive games at a crucial stage. Bring Manish Pandey IN atleast he will do better on field than Iyer. #INDvsSA
— Sheetanshu (@XYXST) February 13, 2018
Shreyas Iyer ???? pic.twitter.com/qsR36oqdin
— Opinion_Guru (@OpinionGuruu) February 13, 2018
Shreyas Iyer in recent times in the field
– Dropped a sitter of Yuvraj Singh in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Kolkata
– Dropped David Miller in the last game at Johannesburg
– Dropped Markaram today
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 13, 2018
Two drop catches in two matches. Shreyas Iyer should be forcefully married to this South African lady on valentine day as a punishment ? pic.twitter.com/oJJEIsBKig
— Mayanti Langer (@Langer_Mayanti) February 13, 2018
Shreyas Iyer is worst ever student of Rahul Dravid
Dropping catches and India Losing the games
— Mogambo ✪ ❄️ (@UberHandle) February 13, 2018
kedar jhadav is far better fielder & bowler then why shreyas iyer who doesnt know how to catch.19 runsetc https://t.co/5IuaD23uK9
— dipesh jain (@dipesh154) February 13, 2018