Indian team in the ongoing rescheduled Test against England is heading strongly after Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah gleamed in the swinging conditions with the bat. Later, the Indian bowling lineup comprising Mohammed Shami, skipper Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur, elevated the bowling performance by putting England in a spot of bother. England finished the first inning with 284-10, falling 132 runs behind the Indian inning. The Indian batting looked sharp and meant business from the first inning itself.
However, Shreyas Iyer, who debuted with a hundred against New Zealand, is having a tough time against England in the Test match. Shreyas Iyer has failed to finish big in both innings. Iyer scored 19 & 15 runs in the two outings. Netizens are leaving no stone unturned to question the batsman’s tactic against short balls. Iyer got out against short spells in both the innings.
Netizens are comparing Suresh Raina with Shreyas Iyer who comparatively faced a similar struggle against the short-pitch deliveries. Suresh Raina was left exposed to short-pitched deliveries in later part of his career.
— cheers lynn (@AvtarGoswami2) July 4, 2022
Shreyas Iyer in nutshell pic.twitter.com/rO7yqeDGBK
— Ganesh (@ganeshs272) July 4, 2022
— Divyapratap_7773 (@Divyapratap7771) July 4, 2022
Raina was poor but not this poor! pic.twitter.com/3dgNk6Tn9S
— JC (@jc_writes_) July 4, 2022
Iyer is going to Raina way.
The had just moved a chap from deep cover to midwicket and he holes out to THAT guy.
Can't play the short ball.
Will have a very short test career it he doesn't fix it.
— Arun Krishnan 🇮🇳 (@ArunKrishnan_) July 4, 2022
Raina was never as bad as iyer against short pitch balls
— Ron (@jbesqueii) July 4, 2022
It is funny to even think because Shreyas comes from Mumbai,which has some pitches with decent pace and bounce.
But could he be worse player of Short ball than Ganguly and Raina(not Raina of now,but when he was at his peak)?#ENGvsIND
— Akash Kumar Jha (@Akashkumarjha14) July 4, 2022