The Indian team suffered a crushing defeat by Australia by 21 runs in the third ODI in Chennai on Wednesday (March 22). With this match, India also lost the ODI series by 1-2. Interestingly, the most flopped Indian player in this series is Suryakumar Yadav. Surya could not even crack a pumpkin in all the three matches. He returned to the tent on the very first ball. He was dismissed twice by Mitchell Starc and once by Ashton Agar. In the third ODI, Surya came in to bat at number seven. Former Indian team batsman Ajay Jadeja has supported him.
Jadeja takes aim at team management
Former Indian batsman Ajay Jadeja has supported Suryakumar Yadav. He focused on team management. Because, they sent Surya to bat in the lower order. Jadeja himself looked unhappy with Surya’s batting order. He said that the decision to send Jadeja at number seven was not right.
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Speaking to a cricket website, Jadeja said, “You gave a chance. Some people were of the opinion that he should not have played. However, you chose him. Also, it is true that there was a mess with it. This is evident from your decision. You thought, ‘He’s not in form, so we can’t send him in to bat this time, because he’s failed against swing.’ When he finally came out to bat, the game was tougher.”
‘It’s not good to wait this long’
Speaking further, Jadeja said, “When you have good timing, there is no point in making the batsman wait. However, if his form is not good and you force him to wait to bat, his focus will wander. After all, he is a human too.”
‘something to think about’
“This is the same Suryakumar, who runs in 360 degrees in the field. It’s not that he doesn’t know how to play. This is just his opinion. When any player like Virat Kohli is out of form for months, it means that there is something going on in the head which is affecting your game. If you think too much and you force the player to wait too much, then the confusion will increase.”
Suryakumar Yadav flopped in all three matches
Especially, Suryakumar Yadav, who makes bowlers sweat in T20 cricket, is seen struggling to score runs in ODI cricket. Surya could not even crack a pumpkin in the three-match ODI series between India vs Australia. He bowled one ball in each match and lost a wicket. Suryakumar became the first batsman in the world to be dismissed on the first ball in three consecutive matches in ODI cricket. (Sending Suryakumar Yadav at number 7 was not a wise decision says former cricketer Ajay Jadeja)
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