Umesh Yadav and MS Dhoni have been made villains by the fans for India’s loss in the first T20I at Vizag against Australia. India could merely score 126 runs after they were put to bat first by Australian skipper, Aaron Finch. Dhoni played a very slow knock. He scored 29 runs off 37 deliveries. He could hit just a six in his 37-ball stay at the crease.
Moreover, Dhoni turned down many singles and even a double, which raised quite a few eyebrows, especially in hindsight after the match ended on the final ball.
Umesh Yadav also got severely criticized for being India’s most expensive bowler and not defending 14 runs off the final over. He conceded 35 runs in his quota of four overs. Despite players like Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins on the crease in the last over, Yadav couldn’t defend 14 runs.
Both Dhoni and Umesh faced the wrath of social media:
Does MSD think only he can bat..?..
Doesnt good sight to see that he can’t even give strike to #9 and he himself won’t score.. not good at all..#Dhoni #INDvAUS
— Akshay Hegde (@AAkshayHegde) 24 February 2019
Dhoni striking under 100 in a T20. Such a surprise! Lol. He’s finished with the bat. #INDvAUS
— No clean sheets FC (@sull_noronha) 24 February 2019
Dhoni! Please retire or call in sick we don’t want you in that flight to England for world cup. Please dont ruin all the good memories of past. #INDvAUS
— Vikash Kumar (@vikashkmr138) 24 February 2019
Bumrah and umesh yadav bowling in death over. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/J0litTXrk9
— Sonalee (@sonalee_soumya) 24 February 2019
Turning a lost match upside down – Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indian
Turning a won match upside down – Umesh Yadav, a Royal Challenger true blood
— Elite Alagappan (@IndianMourinho) 25 February 2019
When #Umesh Yadav gives advice to Bumrah how to bowl???? #Bumrah be like…. pic.twitter.com/Xgm3lNWJJo
— #Aditya_Tiwari? (@Memes_Lovr) 24 February 2019
Indian cricket fan right now.. Ye Umesh yadav ka ghar kidar hai?? #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/Q7FfcQClTu
— Raaz@Ujjawal (@Ujjawal30357714) 25 February 2019
Umesh Yadav after the match. pic.twitter.com/6JYsICIZrp
— Amrut Kuमाର Panda (@AmrutKumarPanda) 24 February 2019