Indian middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav’s poor run in the One Day International (ODI) format continued as he registered back-to-back golden ducks in the ongoing series against Australia. In the second ODI played in Visakhapatnam, Suryakumar was dismissed for a golden duck by Mitchell Starc. It was the second consecutive duck for the 32-year-old, who had also fallen to Starc in the first ODI played in Mumbai.
Suryakumar’s dismissal in the second ODI was a result of his poor shot selection as he tried to drive the ball across the line but missed the ball completely. The ball struck him plumb in front of the middle-and-leg stump, giving the umpire an easy decision to make. In the first ODI, Starc had dismissed him with a delivery that pitched on a length and straightened to him, clipping the top of the off-stump line.
Suryakumar has been in scintillating form in the Indian T20 League and has been one of the most consistent performers in the T20 format. However, his performances in the ODI format have been underwhelming, with just two fifty-plus scores in 20 innings. He has scored 433 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 25.47, which is not up to the mark for a batsman of his caliber.
The back-to-back ducks will raise concerns over Suryakumar’s form and his ability to perform at the international level in the longer format of the game. He will need to work on his shot selection and technique to overcome the challenges posed by the opposition bowlers.
Overall, Suryakumar Yadav’s back-to-back golden ducks in the ongoing ODI series against Australia will be a cause for concern for the Indian team management. The 32-year-old will need to work on his game and make the necessary adjustments to perform well in the longer format of the game.
SKY’s poor run of form soon brought out cricket fans on social media who criticised the player and asked for him to be removed from the playing XI.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Suryakumar Yadav’s first ball duck against Australia:
Sanju Samson watching Suryakumar Yadav getting another 0.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/r3BTHJdIUN
— Pratik Singh (@officialpratiks) March 19, 2023
This sasta 360° suryakumar yadav got compared with ABD who dominated all 3 formats 😂😂😭😭😭🙏
Blood on their hands who all compared these both
— M. (@IconicKohIi) March 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav in his last 11 ODI innings:
No minnows no party for Hongurya Most overrated batsman Currently. pic.twitter.com/bchVIS9Kzb
— S H A H I D. (@Irfy_Pathan56) March 17, 2023
Maybe Suryakumar Yadav really is a Minnow basher….pic.twitter.com/GJXRboNMXs
— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) March 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav during odi as soon as he comes for batting#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/WAek5msAf5
— bhaskar (@bhaskarj693) March 19, 2023
SuryaKumar Yadav last 10 ODI innings !!
8#INDvsAUS #SuryakumarYadav pic.twitter.com/RdZElvKvRt
— सत्यम सिंह रैकवार (@Rajputboy8350) March 19, 2023
Sanju Samson watching Suryakumar Yadav getting another 0.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OHwIiDJUFE
— ShYam PraTap ☣️ (@SPSB09) March 19, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav as soon as he comes to bat in this series pic.twitter.com/gaDCOioW2r
— Asli Madrid (@_AsliMadrid) March 19, 2023
But But my idol suryakumar yadav is a very good t20 batsman give his a chance in odi and the test team also daw #INDvsAUS #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/MA1HIJhEtI
— Registanroyals (@registanroyals) March 17, 2023
India lingered at 51/5 at the end of 10 overs, with Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul all sent back to the pavilion.
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