Srinagar: Team India T20 skipper was shell shocked by the horror over bowled by young pacer Arshdeep Singh in the T20 match against New Zealand at Ranchi on Friday.
Arshdeep Singh who has been struggling with his no ball errors repeated no-ball offences on Friday conceding 27-run over.
Bowling the final over of the New Zealand innings, Arshdeep conceded a no-ball, three sixes and a four to allow the opposition to end with 176/6.
Arshdeep, who finished with 1/51, had a nightmarish end to his spell.
He started the over with by overstepping resulting in a no-ball that went for a six. Daryl Mitchell, who took on Arshdeep, then smacked the next two balls over the ropes, implying that New Zealand smoked a hat-trick of sixes, followed a boundary off the legitimate third ball of the over. Mitchell’s assault on Arshdeep and Hardik Pandya with a range of emotions as the India captain could be seen with a string of different expressions on his face throughout the over.
After the third ball, Hardik went up to Arshdeep and had an animated chat with the bowler. The tactic worked as the bowler bowled a dot ball and a couple of doubles in the final over. But the damage was done, and from a position where India could have kept New Zealand under 160, the BlackCaps ended up on a solid total.
Not too long ago, a stat on Twitter stating that Arshdeep has bowled the most no-balls by any bowler to have played the a minimum number of matches, went viral. This was after Arshdeep had conceded a hat-trick of no-balls against Sri Lanka in the second T20I earlier this month. Having missed the series opener due to illness, Arshdeep looked woefully out of touch and match practice as he looked to have lost his line, length and rhythm entirely.
India were restricted to 155/9 after a top-order collapse; all-rounder Washington Sundar led the hosts’ fight back with a 28-ball fifty but eventually failed to steer the side past the finishing line. This was New Zealand’s first win in the ongoing tour after the side had faced a 0-3 clean sweep defeat in the ODIs.