India and Sri Lanka are involved in the second T20I encounter of the ongoing series at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Batting first, the visitors scored 206 runs. It was a bad day for the Indian pacers, especially Arshdeep Singh. In two overs that he bowled, he gave away 37 runs. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Arshdeep Singh bowls 5 no-balls in just 2 overs against Sri Lanka.
Arshdeep Singh has a bad day with no-balls
While Arshdeep Singh bowled three consecutive no-balls in his first over, in the death, he bowled two more. These five no-balls completely shifted the game towards Sri Lanka. They are now the favourites to win the game.
In the last few months, Arshdeep has been a brilliant pacer for Team India. The squad was looking for a left-handed pacer for a long time. Arshdeep arrived and he did not take a long time to leave an impact. He even represented India at the T20 World Cup in Australia. For his brilliant performances, he even earned a nomination from the ICC for the Emerging Player Award. However, against Sri Lanka, Arshdeep had a bad day. That said, he is still young and everything is a part of the learning curve. Stepping over the line is a part of the basics and Arshdeep must work on it to improve his game. Anyways, he has already shown a lot of variations and India will surely back him.
Twitter reacts to the pacer’s performance
Meanwhile, Twitter was unhappy with the way Arshdeep performed, especially with the no-balls. Arshdeep is a highly-rated cricketer and there are a lot of expectations from him. Along with Jasprit Bumrah, he is seen as a consistent part of the T20 setup. Therefore, there were a lot of reactions after this performance. Here is a look at a few of them:
Arshdeep Singh has bowled his 5th No Ball from 10 balls.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 5, 2023Advertisement
The worse day finally hits Arshdeep and he has nobody but himself to be blamed.. His no ball thing is a massive issue now, needs to get it sorted!
— Gagan Chawla (@toecrushrzzz) January 5, 2023Advertisement
— Samrat Bhai (@BhaiiSamrat) January 5, 2023Advertisement
It’s ridiculous @arshdeepsinghh you forgot your basics ? Minimum commonsense that a bowler takes bowling guard again and rectifies after bowling one or two no balls… this isn’t a practice match right ? Please correct me if I am wrong. @IndianCricNews #IndiavsSrilanka
— Chaitanya ✌️ (@chaitanyanits) January 5, 2023Advertisement
#ArshdeepSingh bowl five no ball tonight against sri lanka.
Only Aziz Sualley of Ghana bowl five no ball in a match other than Arshdeep in T20I (against Uganda on 20 September 2022) #INDvsSLAdvertisement
— Nitesh Yadav (@SFGPrediction) January 5, 2023
Arshdeep went for 19 with no balls in his first over and went for eighteen with no balls in the 19th over. What's up with Indian bowlers and 19.Advertisement
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) January 5, 2023
— Raftar रफ्तार (@raftar_8055) January 5, 2023
Bumrah watching arshdeep getting wicket on No Ball – pic.twitter.com/Z97IQD0goMAdvertisement
— Mahicasm (@ItsMahicasm) January 5, 2023