Shreyas Iyer's poor form with the bat in the three-match ODI series against Australia continues after he was dismissed for seven runs during the 2nd ODI in Rajkot on Friday. In the 1st ODI at Wankhede, Iyer was dismissed for just four runs. This time, it was Adam Zampa who dismissed Iyer by disturbing the stumps.
Iyer was dismissed in the fourth delivery of the 33rd over. The Mumbai batsman played a wild slog across the line of the ball. It slid past the inside edge to crash into off and middle stump.
Shreyas Iyer's performance did not go down well with cricket fans as they expressed their anger over tweets. Here's what they had to say.
KL Rahul has so much talent, if half of it is distributed amongst Iyer and Pandey they would both be scoring runs every game— AKki (@CrickPotato) January 17, 2020
If Iyer don't score on this cement block then should retire immediately— AKki (@CrickPotato) January 17, 2020
Caller to Iyer : Iyer you mug I bet you can't score off my bowling— 🦕 (@_Lyrebird_) January 17, 2020
Iyer : Do you bowl right arm off spin from over the wicket
Caller (amused) : No.. Why?
The difference can be seen between Iyer and Rahul by comparing both their footwork against Starc. Iyer couldnt even manage a single whereas Rahul hit a boundary off the 1st ball he faced.— Karan Chhabra (@ChhabraKkc) January 17, 2020
Totally waste of a player Shreyas iyer, surely a lot of talented players available for selection waiting in the wings... He is totally out of sorts against the pace...#iyer— Prashanth (@PrashanthR90) January 17, 2020
KL Rahul scored 80 runs in 52 balls as India finished their innings at 340-6. Rahul's knock comprised of 6 boundaries and 3 sixes. Apart from Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan (97 runs), Rohit Sharma (42 runs) and skipper Virat Kohli (78 runs) also contributed with the bat.
Shreyas Iyer on Thursday said that the current competition in the Indian team demands one to bat at any number. Iyer returned to India's limited-overs set-up following the 2019 World Cup. He played at number five during the Mumbai ODI as skipper Virat Kohli himself came at four to accommodate specialist openers KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan. The move failed badly as India lost the game by 10 wickets.