‘Worst player in ODI’- Fans rip apart Suryakumar Yadav after he gets out on golden duck in first ODI against Australia

Suryakumar Yadav gets out on a golden duck in the first ODI against Australia.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

Team India’s Suryakumar Yadav endured a dismal outing in the first ODI of the three-match series against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, March 17.

In the opening ODI of the series, Suryakumar was out for a first-ball duck. In the fifth over of India’s run chase, Mitchell Starc’s incredible inswing brought the right-handed hitter to his knees. He was outpaced, and the ball ultimately struck his rear leg. Australia used a successful review to send Suryakumar back without bothering the scorers despite the on-field umpire’s decision that he was not out.

A number of supporters responded to the explosive batter’s ejection on social media. Suryakumar has recently been one of India’s best players in T20Is, but his ODI performances haven’t been all that impressive. Throughout his previous 10 innings in the format, the swashbuckler has managed just 126 runs at a pitiful average of 13.6.

The bulk of cricket fans believed that the gifted hitter would carry over his T20 cricket heroics to the ODI format, but that has not been the case. Suryakumar Yadav has struggled to pace his innings in 50-over games and hasn’t taken use of his opportunities.

In his first series against Sri Lanka, he entered the format with a good set of matches but has since lost steam. He has only reached fifty in an ODI since the year 2022 began. His current career statistics, which include 488 runs after 18 innings at an average of 28.33, in no way justify his potential.

With each match that comes closer to the ODI World Cup, it makes sense that the management will have a better understanding of their preferred playing Eleven. Also, it reduces the number of candidates for the starting XI.

The Men in Blue will play away against West Indies, compete in the 2023 Asia Cup, and play another bilateral ODI series against Australia before the World Cup arrives.

Suryakumar Yadav’s situation is complicated since the management won’t be eager to switch up the starting lineup, barring situations of dramatic form declines or injuries, which makes it difficult for him to be selected if he doesn’t cause them problems.

Here’s how fans reacted to Yadav’s early dismissal on Twitter:

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‘Aj Chokli Nitin Menon ko bhi blame nahi kar sakta’ – Fans lambast Virat Kohli for scoring only 4 runs against Australia in 1st ODI

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