Shreyas Iyer once again disappointed with his performance in the 29th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 being played against England in Lucknow. The English bowlers attacked Iyer's old weakness and India's star batsman repeated the same mistake and returned to the pavilion after scoring only 4 runs. After the flop of Iyer, the anger of the fans has erupted on social media.
Shreyas Iyer: When the Indian team came to the crease, it had lost the big wickets of Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli. The Indian team expected a big innings from Iyer. However, despite facing 16 balls, Iyer could not live up to the expectations of the team and fans. Chris Woakes attacked Iyer's old weakness and sent him to the pavilion on the score of just 4 runs.
Woakes used a short ball against Iyer and in an attempt to pull the ball, Indian batsman Mark Wood returned to the pavilion by giving a simple catch. Iyer does not seem at all comfortable against short balls in international cricket and he has lost his wicket in the same manner many times before. After Iyer's flop, fans have taken the Indian batsman to task on social media. Fans have even demanded to drop Iyer from the playing eleven.
Virat Kohli also flopped badly with the bat against England. Kohli was shown the way to the pavilion by David Willey without opening the account. This was the first time in the 50 over World Cup, when Virat was out on a duck. After playing four consecutive dot balls, Kohli gave an easy catch to Ben Stokes while trying to hit a big shot.
Captain Rohit Sharma's bat once again spoke loudly. The Hitman batted brilliantly under pressure and played an excellent inning of 81 runs in 101 balls. Rohit hit 10 fours and three skyscraper sixes during his innings.