Reetinder Singh Sodhi
Reetinder Singh Sodhi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: September 5th, 2022 at 03:20 pm

Reetinder Singh Sodhi, a former Indian cricketer, was not pleased with Team India’s bowling effort against Pakistan on Sunday, September 4. As per Sodhi, the Men in Blue ought to have defended the target of 182.

The fact that more than 10 runs per over were given up by Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar ultimately proved to be a deciding factor. Despite some excellent bowling from Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh, India was unable to match the brilliance of Mohammad Rizwan and Muhammad Nawaz.

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

Reetinder Singh Sodhi discussed the one-dimensionality of Team India’s bowling assault on Sunday on a panel on India News Sports. Additionally, he thinks they had no other strategy and stated:

Indian Cricket Team
Indian Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

“Even if the performance came from a side that had been on form, it was incredibly ordinary. What Chahal was doing in the fifteenth over is a mystery to me. Flighting the ball without assistance is impossible. You should have one more ace in your sleeve.”

Bhuvi completely forgot to bowl the yorkers in the 19th over: Reetinder Singh Sodhi

Reetinder Singh Sodhi felt let down by Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s last-over bowling as well.

When the pitch was not as two-paced as it was when the two sides faced off on August 28, Pandya managed to knock it short and bowl back of a length. Bhuvneshwar decided to bowl cutters despite having a reputation for nailing his yorkers, and he let up 19 runs in the penultimate over.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Image: Twitter

“Hardik was probably thinking that he was bowling in the last game where the wicket was spongy. Bhuvi completely forgot to bowl the yorkers in the 19th over. This was one of the weakest performances ever from India.”

When India plays Sri Lanka on Tuesday, September 6, at the Dubai International Stadium, they will be looking to make things better.

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