India suffered defeat in the first T20I of the five-match series against South Africa on Thursday at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. It was a high-scoring contest as both teams hammered a lot of sixes. Arun Jaitley Stadium isn’t known to be amongst the best cricket grounds in the world. The dimensions are so small that even mistimed shots also go for over the boundary ropes on numerous occasions.
After the conclusion of the game, Aakash Chopra took a subtle dig at Yuzvendra Chahal. He took to Twitter and asked Yuzvendra Chahal if a 57-meter six should be counted as a four. His Tweet garnered a lot of interest from the fans and received a lot of engagement.
57 metre six should be counted as a FOUR. Does that make sense, @yuzi_chahal? 😝😂
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 9, 2022
For the unversed, the tweet was in reference to one of the previous tweets where Aakash Chopra advised to offer 8 runs if a batter smashes a six bigger than 100 meters. Yuvzendra Chahal responded to the Tweet by saying that the three dots balls should be considered as a wicket. Chahal’s response to the Tweet didn’t take a lot of time to get viral as the netizens were left in splits.
Three dot balls should be 1 wicket bhaiya 👀👀
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) April 3, 2022
Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t have a great outing with the ball in the first T20 international against South Africa. He was hammered for sixes and fours all around the park and India, as a result, lost the game by 7 wickets. The Indian leg-spinner returned with bowling figures of 0 for 26 in 2.1 overs. Earlier, India batted first and managed to score 211 runs in the first innings.
Ishan Kishan starred with the bat, smashing 76 runs in 48 balls, including 11 fours and 3 sixes. In reply, South Africa comfortably chased down the score in 19.1 overs. Rassie van der Dussen (75 off 46) and David Miller (64 off 31) put on an unbeaten partnership to guide the team home and take the lead 1-0.
The second T20 international is scheduled to be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday.