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:
And some people say he is better than ABD 😭
— ⭐Cristiano Al-Bin Ronaldo⭐ (@SherKhan_SRK) March 17, 2023
Worst player in ODIs
He was excellent only in T20s
— khalidhussain (@khalidhshaike) March 17, 2023
What A ball ! Peak Mitchell Starc!
Starc always perform Best whenever ODI WC comes close!
— Tanmoy Chakraborty🩺⚕️ (@Tanmoycv01) March 17, 2023
Surya has scored only one century against New Zealand, the rest he has scored only against small teams like Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh
— Kabir Khan (@kabirk948) March 17, 2023
ODI format is different from T20. A seperate players for ODI is needed. SKY & Kishan are only T20 players.
— [email protected] (@MSriv14) March 17, 2023
And Sky fans have the audacity to troll Iyer. Sky is absolutely useless in ODIs.
— Prantik (@Pran__07) March 17, 2023
This is unbelievable from starc unplayable
— Harman (@62AtTheGabba) March 17, 2023
God knows how he got selected in Test squad. Only good in T20s.
— Nityesh Maheshwari 🇮🇳 (@mnityesh28) March 17, 2023
Conditions not easy to bat with ball swinging n seaming. Hv to be patient. Aus only way of winning is to make India all out.
— saisundar (@saisund33013985) March 17, 2023
— . (@AamirsABD) March 17, 2023
ये बंदा T20 का महानायक है👍👍
जब जब उम्मीद करो उम्मीद पर खरा नही उतरता है..!#SuryakumarYadav
— Sanjay Netam (@SanjayNetamINC) March 17, 2023
Welcome to ODI cricket Surya! This pitch is unplayable
— Sumit Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@sumitagarwal_IN) March 17, 2023