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“Walking Wicket” – Fans React As Shreyas Iyer’s Misery Against Short Deliveries Continue In The Fifth Test

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Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer’s misery against short deliveries continued on Monday, July 4 in the second innings of the fifth Test match against England at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. He once again failed to make an impact for the Indian team in the Test match. Shreyas was dismissed cheaply for nineteen runs in the innings by Matthew Potts.

The right-handed batter came out to bat at number six, after the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara. He looked in decent touch, scoring three boundaries during his stay at the crease. However, for the second time in the match, he fell to the short ball ploy by the English bowlers.

Interestingly, the England coach Brendon McCullum signaled to his players to bowl short deliveries against the Indian cricketer. The hosts put three fielders on the boundary for a false shot against short deliveries. Matthew Potts bowled a delivery around the batter’s head, who took the eyes off it and played a pull shot, which went straight to mid-wicket. James Anderson completed the catch to send Shreyas Iyer back to the hut.

In the first innings as well, the England pacer James Anderson bowled short angling in delivery around the ribs of Shreyas Iyer. The right-hander tried to glance it but got beaten for pace. Wicket-keeper Sam Billing flew to his left and completed a brilliant catch. Shreyas Iyer could manage only 34 runs in total in the fifth Test match. His weakness against short deliveries has been very well exploited by the England bowlers.

Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal:

 

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