Former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer, who is known for his blunt opinions in cricket, be it about any team or any individual player is now on the receiving end of the hard trolls and criticism from some Indian cricket fans. Recently, Jaffer went on to criticize the star Indian batting sensation, Suryakumar Yadav.
“Surykumar could not perform when we needed him the most,” said Jaffer to CricTracker while he was analyzing the performance of the Indian team in the second semi-final against England.
These comments from the Mumbai veteran didn’t go down well with some of the Indian fans and they took no time in lashing out at the former domestic cricket legend. They took to Twitter for recalling the contributions of SKY to Wasim Jaffer.
Here’s how fans reacted to Jaffer’s comments on Suryakumar Yadav
He isnt a robot that he will save your top order mess everytime. Did vs SA, Zim, Ned and Bang. 4/5 games in group stages. Hardik saved them in SF lol. Rohit PR is insane tbh. https://t.co/OJujbMrz3r
— Zainab (@autumnfall098) November 14, 2022
So he wanted Surya to play Old School Cricket ?
We are not living in 2000s were 67 is scored in 10 overs
We are not winning anything in T20I with this conservative approach
The only player who have offensive mindset in team is being criticised , hopefully he performs in future https://t.co/RYj2BB4dZK
— Varad Sawant (@varadsawant_05) November 14, 2022
What a bad take. Surya played four impactful knocks in six games. So what are we expecting him to? Play impactful knocks in all games and win India tournaments? Is it possible? There are seven batters but one has to play match winning knock every game. Why?#SuryakumarYadav https://t.co/kDvYwtd3eu
— Harshit Anand (@imHarshitAnand) November 14, 2022
He was the only guy who could take on the South African pacers on that Perth wicket, when everybody else were doing disco dance on the pitch https://t.co/87D01qGHtS
— Sherlock (@Zallion) November 14, 2022
— SKY HAS NO LIMITS (@Skyhasnolimits_) November 14, 2022
Speaking of Suryakumar Yadav’s performance in the eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup, he smashed 239 runs in the six innings with a brilliant average of 59.75 having three half-centuries to his name. Notably, the 32-year-old batter also stood strong when the entire Indian batting line-up collapsed against South Africa in a super-12 match.
Unfortunately, the Mumbai batter could score only 14 runs in the second semi-final against England and fell prey to Adil Rashid.
Talking about the match against England, the English opening pair of skipper Jos Buttler and senior batter Alex Hales completely outmuscled the Indian bowling line-up including the likes of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Arshdeep Singh. The English duo comfortably chased down the target of 169 runs only in 16 overs to enter the final of the tournament in a convincing style.