- Yuvraj Singh critised Indias poor fielding in the first T20I against West Indies.
- The Men in Blue dropped three catches in the game.
- But despite giving away 207 runs, the hosts managed to win the contest by 6 wickets, with Kohli hitting a career-best knock of 94 runs.
Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh criticised Indian team’s fielding unit during the hosts’ first T20I contest against West Indies in Hyderabad.
Although India went on to win the game by putting up the biggest-ever run chase, thanks to Virat Kohli‘s unbeaten 94 off just 50 deliveries, the Men in Blue were not as inspirational on the field.
In fact, poor fielding seemed to be the theme of the evening for the home team.
It was Washington Sundar who first misjudged a seemingly simple catch, allowing Shimron Hetmyer hit his maiden T20I half-century.
Sundar was the culprit on the second occasion as well, who again dropped Hetmyer. This time, it was at the long-on, when he slid to complete the catch.
Rohit Sharma was next in line to misfield. The opener dropped West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, who went on to score 37 off just 19 balls.
As a result of these dropped opportunities, West Indies managed to post their second-highest total against India.
And Yuvraj Singh was quick to point out India’s poor performance on the field.
“India very poor on the field today ! Young guns reacting a bit late on the ball! Too much cricket ? ? Let’s get these runs come on lads” he tweeted.
India very poor on the field today ! Young guns reacting a bit late on the ball! Too much cricket ? ? Let’s get these runs come on lads
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 6, 2019
Thankfully, massive total of 207 runs that the visitor posted on the board was a tad bit short for India. The team rode on a Kohli’s sublime counter-attacking innings, who scored 94 his highest T20I score.
KL Rahul too scored a timely 62-run knock after Rohit Sharma departed after scoring just 8 runs.
As a result of the six-wicket victory, India have now taken a 1-0 series lead in the three-match series. The next T20I will be played on Sunday at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.