During the third One-Day International between India and Australia in Chennai, Suryakumar Yadav, the Indian batsman, set an unfortunate record by becoming the first Indian cricketer to score three consecutive golden ducks in three consecutive innings. Yadav was dismissed on the first ball in each of the three matches played in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, and Chennai.
In Mumbai and Visakhapatnam, Yadav was trapped leg before by Mithcell Starc, while in Chennai, he was castled by Ashton Agar. To combat his poor performance, Yadav was demoted in the batting order for the third ODI, coming out to bat at number six, having previously batted at number four in the first two matches.
This dismal record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had been dismissed for three consecutive ducks off the second delivery during a test series in 1994. Yadav’s inability to score runs in the series raises concerns for the Indian team as they prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Despite this poor run of form, Yadav is a talented batsman with an impressive track record in domestic cricket, and it is likely that he will regain his form in future matches. The Indian team will be hopeful that he bounces back quickly and helps them win important matches in the future.
Cricket fans however have responded in the same brutal manner that they always do. Twitter is currently filled with memes and jokes about Suryakumar Yadav’s poor run of form.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Suryakumar Yadav getting three consecutive Golden Ducks:
This dog spent more time in the field than Suryakumar yadav in the entire series 😭#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/R735W5hreS
— Vaibhav Hatwal ◟̽◞̽ 🤧 (@vaibhav_hatwal) March 22, 2023
Golden duck surya#INDvsAUS#SuryakumarYadav pic.twitter.com/Lnrz0Pw7bh
— Thakur aman singh (@thakur67890) March 22, 2023
My honest reaction when people compared Suryakumar Yadav to AB de Villiers. pic.twitter.com/PKZQ0isLh9
— ಭಲೇ ಬಸವ (@Basavachethanah) March 22, 2023
Ab devilliers records in ODIs –
Fastest 50, fastest 100, fastest 150
Suryakumar Yadav records in ODIs –
0(1), 0(1), 0(1)
And people compare SKY with Ab devilliers 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rexJZDLhol
— Vishal. (@SportyVishaI) March 22, 2023
Suryakumar Yadav becomes the first Indian to score 3 consecutive ducks in an ODI series.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 22, 2023
Sanju samson fans watching sky failure 🕺🕺#SuryakumarYadav #SanjuSamson #IndVsAus2023 pic.twitter.com/Dc2DEfaS3a
— gurkaran (@gurkaransinghhh) March 22, 2023
Only Thing Which Can Save Surya 🕉️🙏🏻❤️ #SuryakumarYadav pic.twitter.com/ai1ot0dYzW
— SUMEET SR 🇮🇳 (@isumeetr) March 22, 2023
#SuryakumarYadav to opposition bowling team !! pic.twitter.com/PLj0q4lETr
— vinay chawla (@oh_dudeee) March 22, 2023